When it comes to love, money becomes a secondary factor. The same has turned out to be true for a British couple, who has spent more than $137,000 to clone their dead dog to have two pups. Both the pups, Chance and Shadow, were born on December 26 and 28 in Seoul, South Korea with the help of Sooam Biotech Research Foundation.
Chance and Shadow have been named on characters of movie Disney’s Homeward Bound. Chance was born on Boxing Day through caesarean section but Shadow was born naturally on Monday after the dog went into early labor pain.
The couple has been celebrating the birth of two puppies, which are said to be in healthy condition. They are bonding with their mothers who are feeding and taking care of them. Both the puppies have markings that are akin to those Dylan had.
Remde and Jacques said that they are overjoyed to be the proud owners of the two healthy cloned puppies. The puppies have made a scientific history as they have been cloned from the couple’s dead dog almost two weeks ago.
At the age of eight, Remde and Jacques’s boxer died. Then, the couple decided to try cloning Dyland and contacted Sooam Biotech Research Foundation that offers a commercial dog-cloning service for $100,000 per procedure. It is one of a kind laboratory. The couple has termed the birth as a miracle.
“The whole thing just feels surreal. I lost all sense of time. I have no idea how long everything took, the whole thing made me feel very disoriented. I was just clinging on to Richard for about an hour and a half after Chance was born”, said Jacques.
The couple hopes to bring both puppies home next July when their quarantine period will end. They also expected to bring the two surrogate mother dogs back to the UK and wants to adopt them.