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Downing Street’s latest resident
25th November 2019

By Robert Ellis

A puppy from an animal rescue charity in South Wales has moved into Downing Street with PM Boris Johnson.

Dilyn, a Jack Russell-cross, was in foster care for five weeks having been abandoned by an unlicensed puppy farm as he was regarded ‘unsellable’ due to a misaligned jaw.

The pup has moved from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda into the flat above 11 Downing Street, where Boris and his partner, Carrie Symonds, live.

The link between the couple and Friends of Animals Wales came through TV vet Marc Abraham, who has worked with the charity’s owner, Eileen Jones, who has since fixed Dilyn’s jaw.
“It was important to shine a light on the work she’s doing,” Marc told the BBC.
“Carrie and Boris are helping a very, very vulnerable dog that’s otherwise likely to be killed.”

Marc added it was unlikely there would be much contact between the dog and the number 10 cat, Larry, as he would be living in the flat and having walks around St James Park.