By Sue Hewitt

FROM death row to comfort, what a difference a new home has made for little Ellie Mae.

The Maltese cross had only days to live when the Sunday Herald Sun featured her among six death-row dogs last week.

Now all six have new loving owners and have beaten the clock which gives animal shelters 28 days to find stray animals a new home or kill them.

Agriculture Minister Joe Helper said this week the Government would end the 28-day holding rule and animals would be assessed individually, to allow shelters more time to rehome dogs and cats.

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