The toothbrush that sparked a national debate about its safety when a man tried to blow it up was actually made by a different company.
The fire-eaten toothbrush Timmy used to decorate his dog Tooth Fairy has gone on display at the National Trust’s dog-friendly attraction in Oxfordshire, as part of a fundraising campaign to benefit the animal welfare charity.
Timmy’s tooth brush, made from an Australian black bear, was donated to the charity by a local family in April, the BBC reported.
But the owner of the business who brought the toothbrush to Oxfordshire to be used for the charity said the item was not made by him and was sold by another company to Timmy’s father, who had been a professional wrestler in Australia.
It is believed the family bought it for £2,000 and donated it to the local animal welfare organisation.
One person who bought the tooth brush for Timmy was a former wrestler from the 1980s and 1990s who has now become an animal rights campaigner, the ABC reported.
Timmy has a yellow fur on his nose, which was burnt off by a fire at the family home.
A spokeswoman for the Trust said the owner was unable to comment on the story at the time of publication.
Tubbies, a six-month-old Labrador retriever, is now at the Trust’s Oxfordshire facility, where Timmy is being cared for.
She is currently on medication for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and her behaviour has improved, the spokeswoman said.
“Timmy is currently under an intensive care unit and will be moved into a foster home in November.”
The Trust said Timmy, who is currently being fostered by volunteers, has been a huge help to the organisation and is being supported by volunteers.
‘It is a real-life thing’A spokesman for the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident highlighted the importance of the charity giving back to the community.
“Tim was a huge amount of support to us throughout the incident and he was the first person to help us,” he said.
“He is a very gentle and gentle dog and he has a great attitude to life.”
This incident highlights how important it is that our volunteers give back and help out those who are in need.
“Tobias, a five-year-old golden retriever with an older sister, is also a volunteer.
His behaviour has also improved, he said, but he still needed regular exercise.
He was initially brought in for the fire rescue and later was given medical attention after the incident, he added.”
We have been able to help him recover and he is getting better and better,” the spokesman said.
Timmy was born in Queensland in 2011.
Last month, he was named a top 10 dog in Australia, and was named the National Dog of the Year at the Royal Australasian Veterinary College’s Dog Awards.
Read more about Timmy here.
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