Happy ending for Cuffie

THEY say every dog has its day and for one lucky pooch there really has been a tail with a happy ending.Cuffie the Collie cross appeared in The Evening Star in January when he was featured alongside other cats and dogs in need of new homes.

THEY say every dog has its day and for one lucky pooch there really has been a tail with a happy ending.

Cuffie the Collie cross appeared in The Evening Star in January when he was featured alongside other cats and dogs in need of new homes.

Then, 11-year-old Cuffie was staying at the RSPCA rescue centre in Martlesham, which is home to cats, dogs and lots of other animals in need of new homes.

But after his appearance in The Evening Star, one reader decided she and Cuffie were made for each other.

So she and her partner arranged a visit to meet Cuffie at the centre and instantly knew he was the dog for her.

"We took him for a walk and straight away said we would have him," she said.

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"It was love at first sight, we said we just had to have him as soon as we saw him."

The couple took Cuffie home a week later and he has been settling in well since then.

Cuffie had been neglected in his past life and had been left to suffer with an untreated flea infestation for five years.

"He's a really wonderful dog, he's so laid back for everything he has been through," his new owner said.

"He loves going out for his walks and getting muddy. He has no fur on a part of his back because he was left with fleas for so long, but he has a coat now to keep him warm.

"We go out for walks with six or seven other dogs and straight away he became part of the group.

"I just hope he'll be happy now and end his days in a happy environment."

The Evening Star has agreed to a request from the RSPCA not to identify Cuffie's new owner because of concerns regarding his previous experiences.

Could you offer a new home to an animal in need? See The Evening Star each Saturday for details of a pet looking for a new home.

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