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New home for dog branded 'house destroyer'

By ashley ball, Wombwell/Dearne Reporter Wednesday 12th March 2014
Pd49366-1 Buddy has found a new home

HE has gone from Zeus the house destroyer, to Buddy the best friend.

Whippet Zeus famously blew up a house on Frederick Street, Goldthorpe in January after chewing a deodorant can, prompting it to explode when the central heating came on.

After a stint in the kennels Zeus has now been rehomed.

New owner Kay Nordon, 38, of Johnsons Gardens, Manvers, who works at Churchfield Primary in Cudworth, said: "We've changed his name to Buddy to protect his identity.

"I could not understand why he had been in kennels because he's such a nice dog. We didn't know his history until I did a random google search and we discovered that we had a terrorist in the family."

Original owner Matthew Heckler, 22, was selling the dog anyway before the explosion blew out his front window and set his sofa on fire.


** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated March 7 **

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