Campaign for one man and his dog goes viral

Arrmand Adams and Oberon
Arrmand Adams and Oberon

An Eastbourne diabetic man and his companion dog have had an eleventh hour reprieve in their housing battle.

Arrmand Adams and his Tibetan Terrier Oberon were facing eviction from their home at the Lynwood Hotel in Jevington Gardens because Mr Adams did not have the correct jacket and papers for his pet, a canine companion dog which helps him with his diabetes.

An online campaign by the Facebook group Tibetan Terriers highlighted his plight and the organisation is helping him pay for the relevant documentation so he can stay in his accommodation.

“The campaign has gone crazy,” said Mr Adams, “and the good news is we can stay in our home. I am feeling excited how this is all going so far. It will be good when he gets his jacket as I won’t have to leave him outside shops, no more rushing to buy something to eat and my companion is outside feeling abandoned and frightened at the mercy of passers by.”

Jennifer Norfolk, a member of Tibetan Terriers, said, “The group has started this amazing effort to help Arrmand and Obi initially to fund the cost of registering Obi as an official canine companion dog as he was trained for a few years to do this and the cost of a jacket for him.

“Once Arrmand and Obi have this, it will allow them to stay in temporary accommodation. The amount is getting higher and is now at £1,100. People are donating from all over the world, and all because they share love of the same breed of dog, the Tibetan Terrier.

“They have got Obi food and a groom donated so he won’t go hungry and will look smart in his new jacket. This is the beginning of a campaign to hopefully support others.”

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