Milo the pup to go to new home
MOLLY the great Dane on the council's death row has the chance of becoming a foster mum.
Chronicle reader Melissa Kattenberg contacted the Chronicle after we published an emotional interview with Molly's owner, Frances Gala, last week.
Ms Gala is waiting for the final tribunal ruling on whether Molly, accused of attacking pet sheep at Glendyne school in February this year, will be consigned to execution or will survive.
Ms Kattenberg, Wide Bay Administration manager for Cardno consulting engineers, said she had 15 mastiff puppies just a few weeks old and wanted to give the runt of the litter, Milo, free to the Gala family.
“I know how hard it is to lose a member of your family, even one with four legs,” she said.
Milo, six weeks old yesterday, will have his vaccination on Saturday morning and Ms Gala and her and husband George's five foster children are then welcome, says Melissa, to come and pick up the little pup.
“Milo is very laid back and placid and Jake, my seven-year old son, picked out Milo from the litter,” Ms Kattenberg said yesterday.
“Jake named him Milo so we knew he was special.
“We really wanted Milo to find a good home and the Gala family sound just perfect.”
Ms Gala was excited and grateful when the Chronicle passed on Ms Kattenberg's offer.
“Oh, this is wonderful. Molly will mother him wonderfully when she comes home to us. Molly is a natural mother.
“She's had pups of her own and she is really loving and gentle with them.
“Please thank Melissa for her kindness. We will give Milo a good home.”
Ms Kattenberg said six of the brindle pups, “who were an accident to mum Boo, 2, and father JJ, 18 months”, were still for sale at $500 each.
“Mastiffs are just the most loving dogs with a big heart.”