Chief Mouser Larry gets a new rescued roommate

Man carries pet carrier with Jack Russell puppy inside dog-happy
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Back in July, Wamiz reported about Boris Johnson’s desire to add to Number 10’s residents. Alongside Battersea, the new Prime Minister searched for the perfect pup for Downing Street, and of course, for Larry.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 02/09/2019, 16:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:24

Having been at Downing Street for already 8 years, Larry was not super excited about the idea of sharing his home with a dog…

New resident Dilyn

But it looks like he’s finally made some concessions with the PM. Today, an adorable 15-week-old Jack Russell mix made its way to Downing Street’s doorstep. Already in the public eye, the pup was being photographed from all angles as he entered his new home.

The adorable Jack, now named Dilyn, had a much sadder start in life. He was born in an unscrupulous puppy farm, abandoned by the puppy farmers, and later rescued by Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda.

Lucy’s Law

His difficult past is what caught Boris Johnson’s and partner Carrie Symonds’ eye. Indeed, it was only in May that MPs were presented with ‘Lucy’s Law’, a law that would ban the sale of kittens and puppies by third parties, thus forcing buyers to deal directly with breeders. This law aimed at eradicating both puppy smuggling into the UK and puppy farming inside the UK. As fervent supporters of the Lucy’s Law campaign, Johnson and Symonds thought Dilyn would make the perfect addition to the family.

And where’s Larry in all this? Well, even though Dilyn is apparently good with cats, it seems he won’t be getting into too much contact with the Chief Mouser. They’ll be living in different parts of Number 10, and though we didn’t manage to get a statement from him, we think Larry approves.