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Sam Warburton's act of kindness to animal will warm your heart

By Ian Cameron
Wales flanker Sam Warburton in action for the British and Irish Lions

An act of kindness by Sam Warburton has given the internet paws for thought this weekend and will no doubt brighten the day of anyone who’s had a ruff weekend.


The Cardiff backrow happened upon a problematic pooch at Rhiwbina while out and about on Sunday afternoon. The Cardiff based canine appeared to be lost and the Wales captain took it upon himself to rehome the muddled muttley, posting the following Tweet in a bid to find its owner.

Warburton subsequently – and with the help of pair of passersby – dropped his new found four-legged friend to a local dog’s home in Penarth. Within a few hours the owners had been notified and came to pick up the 15-year-old dog, which is presumably suffering from canine dementia.

In a Twitter post the owner said: “Sam… I can’t thank you enough…. My 15 year old dog is back home safe ….I’ve been wandering the streets all day looking for her going out of my mind. Thank you so much for your kindness.”

Warburton posted: “Great!! The lost dog has been reunited with its owner. The dog was lovely, she even gave me a kiss!”

Sadly for Warburton, openside rival Justin Tipuric has since rehomed nine dogs in the Swansea area.


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