By Hannah Crocker
An adorable pup has been left abandoned at a shelter – because she has two different coloured eyes, just like pop legend David Bowie.
Sweet spaniel cross Ellie has shunned by hundreds of potential owners because of her uniquely odd eyes – one is brown, and the other is a striking bright blue.
While her identical sister Mollie was snapped up back in October, poor pup Ellie has been left stranded at the Dogs Trust in Ilfracombe, Devon, after being rejected by countless families.
Other than her bizarrely coloured eyes, Ellie is a happy and healthy dog – her quirky peepers don’t affect her sight, and the condition, which Bowie also had and is known as heterochromia in humans, is simply due to less pigment in her blue eye.
The 18-month-old mutt has been at the rehoming centre for six months now, and is desperate for a fur-ever home – and staff are hoping a Bowie fan will come along and snap her up.
Elise Watson, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, said: “Ellie and Mollie arrived at the rehoming centre at the same time but weren’t necessarily looking to be rehomed together.
“They are both similar in temperament and personality so we don’t think there is any reason that Ellie should be left behind.
“It’s baffling as she is a wonderful dog and we think her blue eye is really striking!
“She is looking for an adult-only home and owners who are prepared to come and meet her a few times first to start to build a bond.
“We’re hoping someone will come forward and offer her a happy home, just like her sister Mollie.”