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Dumped Daisy puts down new roots

PUBLISHED: 15:35 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:20 05 October 2010

Lucky Daisy-Lulu with new owner and (inset) when found in a shopping trolly

Lucky Daisy-Lulu with new owner and (inset) when found in a shopping trolly

AN ABANDONED little dog discovered in a shopping trolley outside a mobile veterinary clinic in January has now settled happily into her new home. Vet nurses nicknamed the Yorkshire terrier Daisy’ after she was found during the Blue Cross charity’s weekly visit to Hackney in East London. She was then cared for by staff at the animal hospital in Victoria. Luckily

a new owner came forward, a woman in Oxfordshire

By Mike Brooke

AN ABANDONED little dog discovered in a shopping trolley outside a mobile veterinary clinic in January has now settled happily into her new home.

Vet nurses nicknamed the Yorkshire terrier 'Daisy' after she was found during the Blue Cross charity's weekly visit to Hackney in East London.

She was then cared for by staff at the animal hospital in Victoria who tried to trace her owner.

Daisy's story was featured on the East London Advertiser's website.

It led to Daisey's owner, a woman pensioner, contacting the charity and explaining she had been struggling to cope with the little dog, whose real name was Lulu.

She decided to give Lulu up, but was too upset to hand her over in person and left her outside the clinic in a shopping trolley.

Luckily for Lulu, a new owner came forward, a woman in Oxfordshire, Mrs Celia Bissell from Witney.

"I had recently lost my Yorkie, Pippa, to cancer and was heartbroken," explained Mrs Bissell (pictured with Lulu).

"When I found out The Blue Cross had a homeless Yorkie girl, I just knew I had to meet her.

"She is a delightful little thing and I absolutely love her."

The Blue Cross asks pet owners who can no longer look after their animals, for whatever reason, to get in touch with them for advice.

Animal welfare officer Elizabeth Stevens explained: "Taking on a pet can sometimes be overwhelming and circumstances may change.

"We ask those facing difficulties to talk to us before giving up their pets. We offer support and if necessary can find new homes for deserving dogs like Lulu."

Owners facing difficulties can contact the Blue Cross for help on 01993-822651.

The Blue Cross mobile clinic goes to Hackney Town Hall car park in Mare-street every Wednesday, Bethnal Green Market in Bethnal Green-road every Monday, Islington Town Hall in Upper-street every Thursday and Walthamstow's Town Square off the High-street every Friday. Clinic times are 10am-12noon and 1.30pm-3.30pm.

www.bluecross.org.uk


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