'Thelma and Louise' rehomed after medical treatment

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012

Two dogs that were abandoned have been rehomed after receiving pet medication and treatment for hernias.

Thelma and Louse, a mongrel and Jack Russell, were thrown from the back of a moving van in Oxford in December.

A member of the public took them to a kennel from where they were taken to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

The duo shared such a strong bond that they needed to be rehomed together. Luckily, a family spotted the pair online and were smitten with them.

Di Tamlyn, who adopted the dogs with her husband Andy, said: "We didn't plan to get two dogs, but we saw them and knew they were right for us.

"For the past 17 years we've had two cats, but sadly they had to both be put to sleep recently. We can't have a home without a little furry heartbeat, so we are really pleased to have found Thelma and Louise."

The dogs, which are thought to be around six years old, spent Christmas with their new owners in Essex.

Each year, it costs £13 million to run Battersea. Since it was founded, the charity had rescued, rehomed and reunited over 3.1 million pets.