A DOG abandoned at a kennels before Christmas has a new home for the new year.
The chocolate labrador was left outside Second Chance Kennels in Thornton on December 12 where he was taken in by owners Ena and Frank Conyon and named ‘Lonely’.
Now he has a new owner, but not before he was inundated with gifts.
“We had people coming up and dropping off presents for him,” said Ena. “They had read the story in the Press and felt sorry for him.”
And a further tip-off meant that Ena was able to discover the dog’s real name – Bruno.
Now Bruno has a new owner who found him on the kennels’ website.
Alison Ketteringham, from Blyth Bridge in Peebleshire, said Bruno’s story was very familiar.
“I already have a dog called Zeb who was also abandoned in Fife, so when I read about Bruno it broke my heart and I decided that I had to have him.
“When I first came to see him I was disgusted with the condition he was in. I’ve never seen a Labrador so thin. His nose was in a terrible state too.
“How anyone can treat a dog like that is beyond me.
‘‘But despite that I fell in love with him straight away.”
Alison lives on a working farm with other rescued pets such as horse and rabbits, so Bruno will have plenty room to run around.
Ena Conyon said: “He’s a wonderful dog with a very friendly nature. We’re all going to miss him.”