THE only way is Essex for a rescue dog in Lancaster as he awaits his carriage to take him to his new home in style.
Mr Muffin, a nine-year-old black Staffordshire Bull Terrier, will be donning a flying jacket and cape on Saturday morning before taking off in a helicopter with his new-found family.
The dog is being looked after by staff at Animal Care, in Blea Tarn Road, after being spared the vet’s needle by just a matter of hours.
Abi Sadler, assistant manager, said: “Mr Muffin came from Bolton, and was on his way to the vets to be put to sleep because his seven days at the pound were up.
“We offered him kennel space, and he quickly made friends with a dog called Teddy, another Staffie who’s been waiting for a home for three years, and Teddy took him under his wing.
“Not long after he arrived, a lady called Jackie, who lives in Essex, fell in love with him after seeing him on our website, and she’s now flying up here in her helicopter to pick him up on Saturday morning.”
See the Lancaster Guardian (02-02-12) for full story.