Rowling welcomes newest family member

The Herald is reporting that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently welcomed a new member to her family when she adopted Sapphire, a retired racing dog from the Greyhound Rescue Fife. Rowling made a favorable donation of £1,000 and wasn't recognized at first by the shelter's owner, Mrs. Fernie.

“When I looked at the cheque I couldn't believe it. The first thing I noticed was the amount she had made it out for. Then I spotted her name and realised who it was. I just said, 'Oh, I didn't recognise you,' and she just smiled politely. She was a lovely woman – the whole family were very nice.”

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