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Love is in the air at NCDL Merseyside!
Rescue dogs help Merseyside man propose to girlfriend


Love and marriage... Jimmy, still looking for a home

Love was in the air at the NCDL’s Merseyside Rehoming Centre on Saturday as local man, David Bamford, proposed to his girlfriend aided and abetted by the rescue dogs.

In a scene reminiscent of a romantic movie, girlfriend Michelle Moseley looked on in amazement as rescue dog, Jimmy, ran up to her with the words "will you marry me?" written on a piece of paper tucked in his collar. With David on one knee, there was only one explanation and the answer was of course "Yes!"

David explains: "Michelle is a real dog lover and a dedicated supporter of the NCDL, so I enlisted the help of my local Rehoming Centre in my plan.

"She had absolutely no idea what I was planning and was just walking round the centre when Jimmy ran up to us. I knew getting the words out would be emotional, so having a rescue dog do the honours for me seemed like the best idea. She said yes and I couldn’t be happier!"

David and Michelle, both 24 years old, have been together seven years and both live in the Wigan area. They are hoping to adopt a rescue dog after they marry which should be some time next year.

After playing cupid for the day, two-year-old Jimmy is now looking for a loving new home.

Anyone interested in offering him or any of the other dogs at NCDL Merseyside a home, should call the centre on 0151 480 0660.