Abandoned at Ayr station and tied to a railing with a briefcase of his things in early January, the story of Kai the Shar Pei-crossbreed exploded on the internet. Ayr is located just southwest of Glasgow, Scotland. People from all over the globe were offering to adopt him, even from places as far as New York, France and even the Philippines.
“My Dalmatian named Mica passed away just before Christmas and I was left heartbroken.”
“I called the Scottish SPCA just to check he was okay and see if there was anything I could do to help.”
A man named Ian Russell from Newton Mearns, Glasgow will be his new owner. He lost his Dalmatian of 15 years named Mica just before Christmas.
“It feels like fate that I’ve been able to rehome Kai and I’m not usually a believer in things like that. I’m over the moon and very shocked that I was chosen out of everyone who wanted him.”
After he was rescued from the train station he needed surgery, his eyelashes were digging into his eyes. The surgery was paid for by donations to the SPCA (where he was staying) from people touched by Kai’s story.
“One of the reasons we chose Ian was right from the start he said he was interested in rehoming Kai but he would take our advice if we thought one of the many other dogs in our care would suit him better.”
“We know Kai will have a fantastic new life with Ian and we couldn’t be happier for him.”
We couldn’t be either!
He’s earned the nickname Paddington Ayr because of the similarities to his story. Paddington Bear was found at a train station with nothing but a suitcase.
Scottish SPCA inspector Stewart Taylor said: “Following our appeal, we received information which suggested Kai was left at Ayr Railway Station after an internet sale went wrong.
We wish the two a happy life together!