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Duchess Camilla adopts a puppy
Oct 2, 2012, 11:02 GMT
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall
Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has adopted a nine-week-old Jack Russell puppy named Bluebell.
The wife of Prince Charles selected the small dog at London's Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, after hearing she was discovered in a public park starving, shivering and suffering with a skin condition.
Camilla was spurred into taking on a new dog after her eldest two - Tosca and Rosie - both passed away recently.
A spokesperson confirmed: 'She was just four weeks old when she was found by a member of the public in quite a bad way. She had lost a lot of hair and her skin was pink and sore. The duchess was delighted to take her on.'
Claire Horton, Chief Executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats home, claimed she couldn't be 'happier' to have the duchess' involvement in her charity.
She said: 'Once again the Duchess of Cornwall has given a second chance in life to a Battersea dog in need. Bluebell arrived at Battersea having had such an awful start in life, so we couldn't be happier that she caught the eye of the duchess and now has such a wonderful home.'
Bluebell will have to become friends with Camilla's remaining dog Beth, who she also adopted from the home last year.
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