Rehoming Kai ‘changed new owner’s life’

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THE new owner of Kai the dog, who became world famous after being abandoned at a railway station, has said rehoming him has been a “life-changing experience”.

Kai the Shar-pei cross-breed was found alone and whining, tied to a railing with a suitcase in January. He was rescued by the Scottish SPCA and after offers flooded in from all over the world he was rehomed with Ian Russell, 52, last month.

Picture: Robert Perry

Picture: Robert Perry

The hydraulics engineer from Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, said: “I would say it’s been a life-changing experience for both of us and it’s sent my life in a whole new direction.

“The last thing I wanted after my Dalmatian Mica died was to get another dog, but taking in Kai has made me so happy and I’m so glad I was able to take him home.

“We’re always together, everywhere I go he comes with me. He comes to work with me every day in my van and I go all over the country so it’s really good for him and he loves it.”

Mr Russell’s last dog of 15 years, Mica, died just before Christmas.