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Strays find a way to happy homes
(clockwise from top) Nicola and
Gary Dunne with Licorice and latest
family member Leopold; friendly
domestic short hair Blossom is still
looking for a loving home, as is
excitable Kelpie cross Zoe.
Picture: Daniel Spellman
AFTER a short stay at the RSPCA,
fun-loving Leopold has found himself
The 14-month-old beagle-cross --
who was featured in The Chronicle's
12 Strays of Christmas article -- was
adopted just before Christmas by
Nicola and Gary Dunne.
The Jerrabomberra couple thought
Leopold would make a great friend for
their seven-year-old beagle, Licorice,
which they adopted from the RSPCA
a few years ago.
"We always see people with two
beagles so we thought we'd get
another one for companionship," Mrs
"The first night they didn't really
get along and we thought, what have
"But they've been getting on better
and better every day."
Mrs Dunne said she first turned to
the RSPCA because she didn't want to
buy an animal from a pet shop.
"One reason is because [the pets]
cost a hideous amount and I don't
know if they're looked after very well
... you just don't know much about
them," she said.
"Whereas the RSPCA seem to love
every animal they've got there and
they're micro-chipped, vaccinated,
wormed and desexed -- they're all very
"[The staff at the RSPCA] were
kind of sad when we picked him up
and took him home ... they miss him."
All but three of the pets featured in
The Chronicle's 12 Strays of Christ-
mas article have been adopted.
Zoe, an active one-year-old female
Kelpie cross, and Blossom, a very
social two-year-old female domestic
short hair, are still up for adoption.
Unfortunately, the NZ Cross rabbit,
Maddie, died of natural causes.
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