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UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy

  • 3 Sep 2019

It was not immediately clear what Larry — the often-photographed resident cat of Downing Street — will think of the new arrival.

Members of a charity organisation Friends of animals Wales bring a new dog to Downing Street in London, Britain, on September 2, 2019. ( Reuters )

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, revealed on Monday that they had adopted a rescued Jack Russell puppy.

Television footage showed the 15-week-old puppy, named Dilyn, being brought to Johnson's Downing Street office and Symonds later posted pictures of the dog on the lawn of the prime minister's residence.

Dilyn, who was to be dumped by a puppy dealer because he was born was a crocked jaw, sported a pink rosette with the words "Stop puppy farming".

"Meet our gorgeous little rescue puppy, Dilyn," Symonds said on Twitter alongside the pictures.

It was unclear what relationship Dilyn might have with Larry, the cat which lives at Number 10 Downing Street.

Friends of Animals Wales said it was a dream come true for the pup.

"To think our little ’wonky’ pup started his life in a Welsh puppy farm and was destined for an uncertain existence at the hands of a puppy dealer, but is now going to be with people who absolutely adore him is a dream come true," the charity said.

"This little man will want for nothing in his life, what could be better than that? And how fantastic to be raising the profile of rescue dogs everywhere in the process!" 

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