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Lawyers save 'death row dog'

Published: 5 Jun 2012 12:300 comments

A DOG who was made homeless following the death of her owner has been saved from being put to sleep by a solicitor.

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Herrington & Carmichael in Wokingham launched a frantic search to find 12-year-old Bonnie, owned by one of their deceased clients, a new home.

Employment department solicitor Laura Harris, 27, who works at the branch in Broad Street, stepped in to take the Whippet Cross.

Mrs Harris said: "We love dogs in our family so when we found out about Bonnie and heard that she didn't have anywhere to go and might be put to sleep, we said we would take her in. We have had her for a few weeks now - she is lovely and full of life.

"We have got two other dogs in the family and she plays with them and enjoys three walks a day. She is really enjoying it.

"She was upset to begin with but she has really settled in and we are happy to have her!"

Mrs Harris, who lives in Hampshire with her husband Paul, also has Harley, a cocker spaniel, and her parents own Lottie the Labrador.

Jane Northway, partner and head of the private client department, said: "We care greatly for all our clients, whether they be two legged or four. We were upset that she was, to all intents and purposes a dog on death row."

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