Scruffy and Derrick-1956-DailyMail-historicalScruffy was a stray mongrel nobody wanted until Daily Mirror reporter Jack Stoneley turned up and was struck by the loveable stray sitting forlornly in a cold cage.

Jack’s story appeared on the front page of the British newspaper on the day Scruffy was due for execution – and the readers refused to let the little dog die.

From being the pooch without a pal she became the most sought-after animal in Britain, with hundreds queuing up to claim the dog as their new pet.

(READ the wonderful story in the Daily Mirror)

Thanks to Andrew N. for submitting the link!
Photo from the Daily Mirror

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