The heart-rending story of an 11-year-old bichon frise looking for a new home has had an unhappy ending.
Last week, the Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen issued a heartfelt appeal on behalf of the 78-year-old owner of Jamie, as she was no longer able to care for her beloved pet.
Jamie had been diagnosed with diabetes and his owner was no longer well enough to care for him and could not afford the treatment he needed to prolong his life.
The lady had asked Brad Eggleston, of the dog-sitting service Barking Mad, to find Jamie a loving new home or have him put down.
The little dog had been staying with Brad at his home in Kingsbarns while she was in hospital.
Sadly, the lady died last Thursday morning and her family took the difficult decision to put the dog to sleep.
“It was such a sad turn of events,“ said Brad. “Jamie’s owner passed away before the article appeared, but it was too late to withdraw it, and the lady’s family decided Jamie should be put down later that same day.
“Over the weekend, I had several calls from kind-hearted people wanting to offer Jamie a home or pay for his treatment, but by then it was too late. I’d like to thank everyone who responded.”