No.10’s new dog is 15-week-old Jack Russel puppy saved from traders
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No.10’s new dog is 15-week-old Jack Russel puppy saved from traders


The No10 dog revealed: Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds new pet is a 15-week-old Jack Russell puppy saved from ‘certain death’ at the hands of cruel traders15-week-old puppy abandoned by a Welsh farmer because of slight deformitiesPooch, yet to be named, rescued by Eileen Jones of Friends of Animals WalesUnlike No 10 cat Larry, he’ll belong to Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds rather than whoever occupies Downing Street   The newest resident of Downing Street will be a Jack Russell puppy saved from certain death at the hands of sick dog traders, The Mail on Sunday can reveal Amid a turbulent week in Westminster, Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds will welcome in the as-yet-unnamed 15-week-old puppy abandoned by a Welsh farmer for having an undershot and misaligned jaw, meaning he could not be sold The dog was rescued by Eileen Jones, of Friends of Animals Wales, a small volunteer-run rescue shelter based in the valleys of South Wales  It specialises in rescuing and rehabilitating sick and discarded farm dogs.  The newest resident of Downing Street will be a 15-week-old Jack Russell puppy saved from certain death at the hands of sick dog traders A source said the puppy could arrive as soon as tomorrow and, unlike No 10 cat Larry (pictured), he will belong to Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds rather than whoever occupies Downing StreetA source said the puppy could arrive as soon as tomorrow and, unlike No 10 cat Larry, he will belong to Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds rather than whoever occupies Downing Street Insiders say the new arrival is young enough to be trained to get along with the famously territorial Chief Mouser Earlier this month, the PM polled No 10 staff on whether to get a dog and received an overwhelming ‘yes’ from his team  A number of staff have also volunteered for dog-walking duties.Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds are hoping to raise awareness for new strict anti-puppy farming legislation, known as Lucy’s Law, which comes into force next April RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Philip Hammond wades in to sacked aide row as it’s. You’re too scared of an election to bring down Boris Johnson. Share this article Share The clampdown targets third- party puppy sellers who breed dogs often in terrible conditions in large agricultural sheds and then sell them to pet shops Lucy’s Law is named after a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Lucy, who was rescued from a puppy farm She died in 2016 after just three years enjoying freedom, succumbing to life-threatening ailments caused by her breeding The Tory legislation was spearheaded by TV vet and PupAid founder Marc Abraham and backed by celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Rachel Riley and Brian May   Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds are hoping to raise awareness for new strict anti-puppy farming legislation, known as Lucy’s Law, which comes into force next April From next year, it will be illegal to sell a puppy or kitten without seeing it interacting with its mother in the place where it was born, making all breeders accountable and giving the public complete transparency Last night, Mr Abraham said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that the Prime Minister and Carrie have chosen to rescue a puppy, which will hugely help to highlight Lucy’s Law ’He added: ‘Eileen is an absolute hero who has racked up massive vets’ bills picking up these poorly puppies and breeding dogs ‘I hope this encourages others to adopt and donate to her work.’ Share or comment on this article: No 10’s new dog is a 15-week-old Jack Russel puppy saved from cruel traders e-mail 3k shares Add comment Comments 609 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all  The comments below have not been moderated View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline Add your comment Enter your comment Post comment to your Facebook Timeline What’s This?  By posting your comment you agree to our house rules Submit Comment Clear Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual No Yes Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook  You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy

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