UK charity ‘overwhelmed’ with requests to adopt blind Jack Russell Glenn and his guide dog Buzz
Published 29/06/2015 | 13:16
A British charity has been inundated with requests to adopt an eldery blind Jack Russell and his guide dog, a Staffordshire Bull terrier, after the pair went viral on social media last week.
Stray Aid was having difficulty finding a home for both elderly dogs Buzz and Glenn, who is completely blind, but a charity spokesperson revealed that they are overwhelmed by the support from all corners of the world after their picture went viral.
Buzz and Glenn are extremely close and the Staffordshire Bull terrier acts as a guide dog to his blind Jack Russell pal after the pair were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, England.
“It has been a monumental week for Stray Aid. We have been completely overwhelmed by the support shown for us and the story of Buzz and Glenn,” the charity wrote on their Facebook page.
“Many of you have contacted us asking for updates on whether the boys have been re-homed. We have received enquiries and offers from around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe! Your compassion is amazing.
“Because of their specific needs, especially Glenn's, and because of their unique profile within the media, we are taking extra care in considering applications,” the post said.
Stray Aid Centre Manager John Bielby told CBS: "If one of them is taken out, the other will become distressed and start to cry.
"They have to be kept together -- they don't like be being separated."
"They're very happy in each other's company," Bielby said.