Published September 26, 2011
A dog that once starred in a Harry Potter film was in need of new owners Sunday after being left homeless and forgotten at an English dog rescue center.
Berry, the German Shepherd who found fame as Padfoot, the animal form of Gary Oldman's character Sirius Black in "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" was given to the German Shepherd Dog Rescue charity after his stuntman owner Paul Thompson could no longer care for him.
Thompson, from Elstree, about 15 miles north-west of London, said he could not look after Berry, and his canine companion Porridge, who has also starred in movies and TV shows, properly because of his job.
Although roles have dried up for 10-year-old Berry and 13-year-old Porridge, the rescue center was keen to find a new home for the pair, but so far no one has come forward.
Thompson told the Sunday Express, "I found myself spending a lot of time away from home. The dogs needed more attention than I could give. It was a difficult decision to make but one I had to accept was best for the dogs."