Bruno finds a new home

BRUNO the Rottweiler is one happy dog after an animal-loving Ipswich family found him a new home. The 18-month-old Rottweiler was saved from being put down by a sympathetic teenager and his mum.

BRUNO the Rottweiler is one happy dog after an animal-loving Ipswich family found him a new home.

The 18-month-old Rottweiler was saved from being put down by a sympathetic teenager and his mum. But with animals already at their Ipswich home, there's just no room for a big dog like Bruno.

Catherine Moore's 18-year-old son Stephen was visiting friends in Chantry when someone told him they were putting the dog down because it hadn't taken to their new puppy. Feeling sorry for the dog, Stephen took him back home to Drake Square.

Mrs Moore, 53, said: “Stephen got upset and brought the dog home, not thinking about the two dogs and five cats we already have here.


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“He told me the story and I agreed we couldn't just abandon him so I phoned the police who told me to get in touch with the RSPCA. They couldn't do anything so I called the dog warden who said they wouldn't come out after 5pm and I should just let him go.”

Feeling like they had little alternative, the Moores left the Rottweiler in an empty garden overnight. But by morning the dog had found his way back to Drake Square.

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Mrs Moore and her son appealed to friends and neighbours to take Bruno in, and eventually a couple came forward from the Stoke area of Ipswich.

Mrs Moore said: “I'm glad someone wants to look after him and I hope he lives there for a long time.

“I love my animals and spend most of the day running round in circles after them, but we've already got a dog and just couldn't have another, even though he's a lovely big thing.

“His name's Bruno but it doesn't really suit him.”

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