Milo has a new home
WRAPPED in a blue towel carrying his mother Boo's scent, Milo the big-pawed mastiff puppy went home on the weekend.
Milo's new life is with the Gala family at Scrub Hill.
Frances and George Gala were given six-week-old Milo as a gift by Melissa and Steve Kattenberg after they read stories in the Chronicle about the Galas' great dane Molly being captive on council's death row after being caught in a Glendyne school sheep paddock with another dog.
“I just wanted the Galas to have Milo in the hope their Molly would be found not guilty and she could come home after all these months to help raise the pup,” Melissa said yesterday.
“But when I read the news in the Chronicle last week that Molly was to be euthanised I was just so sad. Maybe Milo will cheer up the Gala children.
“He is such a gentle and loving pup.”
Frances and George Gala's foster children Kyla, 12, and Kaile, 9, came to the Kattenbergs' home to collect Milo.
George had driven back from a meeting in Brisbane overnight to get the kiddies to Milo. He had to drive back again that same afternoon.
Jake Kattenberg, Melissa and Steve's young son, was sad to see Milo go.
“He is my favourite pup out of the 15 his mother Boo and father JJ had here.”
Kyla cuddled Milo all the way to the car and the pup spent his first happy night at the Gala home – but without Molly.
The Galas have vowed to fight the decision to put Molly down, saying the dog did not attack the Glendyne sheep.
“The other dog did,” Frances said. “And he has already been put down for that. Molly is innocent. I know our old dog.”