Rescue dog flies off to new life

Manager of Animal Care, Diane Lambert (left) and Jackie O'Keefe with Mr Muffin, prior to his journey to his new home in Ramsden Heath, Essex, via helicopter from Lancaster.
Manager of Animal Care, Diane Lambert (left) and Jackie O'Keefe with Mr Muffin, prior to his journey to his new home in Ramsden Heath, Essex, via helicopter from Lancaster.

LANCASTER rescue dog Mr Muffin set off for his new home in Essex at the weekend – proudly wearing a special flying outfit.

The nine-year-old black Staffordshire Bull Terrier donned a jacket and cape on Saturday before taking off in a helicopter with his new-found family.

As reported in last week’s Guardian, the dog had been looked after by staff at Animal Care, in Blea Tarn Road, after being spared the vet’s needle by just a matter of hours.

Luckily for Mr Muffin, a family from Essex spotted him on the Animal Care website and fell in love with him.

New owner Jackie O’Keefe flew up to Lancaster by helicopter to pick him up and take him to his new home.

And he is now a local celebrity in Essex as well as in Lancaster after local press welcomed him to the county on arrival.

See the Lancaster Guardian (09-02-12) for full story.