New top dog joins Larry the Kitty in Downing Street

Elias Hubbard
September 3, 2019

The dog, who doesn't yet have a name, came from an animal rescue charity in South Wales.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: 'They are a fantastic charity run by volunteers who work around the clock to make a difference to animals.

"That's why the Government has taken such significant action in this area, and that obviously includes introducing Lucy's Law".

She also thanked Eileen Jones, founder of FOAW, for rescuing the puppy and said, "Thanks to the wonderful Eileen from @FOAWales who rescued Dilyn after she got a tip-off that he was to be dumped by a puppy dealer because he was born with a crooked jaw".

As rumours of snap elections mount in the United Kingdom, No. 10 Downing Street has welcomed a new resident on Monday - but it's not a politician.

The charity says: "This little man will want for nothing in his life, what could be better than that?"

The high-profile adoption will raise awareness for new anti-puppy farming legislation in the U.K., "Lucy's Law", which aims to stop puppy sellers breeding dogs in poor conditions before selling them to pet shops.

The puppy, named Dilyn, was adopted from an organisation called Friends of Animal Wales (FOAW) in Rhondda after he was abandoned by puppy farmers. Unlike Larry, Dilyn belongs to Johnson and Symonds.

TV vet Marc Abraham told the BBC it would be unlikely that Dilyn the puppy and Larry the cat would have much contact, as Dilyn would live in the flat above No 11 Downing Street.

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