Caribbean canines become Dulwich dogs after dramatic Hurricane Irma rescue


Two dogs rescued after Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation in the Caribbean have found their forever home in East Dulwich.

Ziggy and Star were seen wandering on the island of Antigua in December, alone and hungry by the side of the road, months after last year’s hurricane.

Star was described as ‘a wreck’ who was thought to be close to death as she could barely stand.

Both dogs were so thin their rescuers were too distressed to photograph their pitiful condition. But now they are thriving after being rehomed with Loraine Rutt and her husband Steve Tomkinson, with support from TV vet Rory Cowlam, who appears on CBBC’s ‘The Pets Factor’.

After giving the dogs a routine check-up last week, Mr Cowlam told the News: “It’s amazing how loving the two of them are…

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