Big-hearted public bring a happy ending to puppy's tale
Maybe it is time to recast the old phrase about a dog being man's best friend to read that man is a dog's best friend.
Certainly that was the case with Callan, the Cavalier King Charles puppy which desperately needed an intricate heart operation.
The big-hearted public rallied round to raise the required £3,500, quite an astonishing sum in the circumstances.
Their reward is that the little puppy has come through the procedure and is thriving. There is certainly something about dogs which stirs the human heart - and in this case also makes people dig deep in their pockets.