IT WAS LOVE at first sight for pug lovers Donna Franchetti and her husband when they saw Pugsly's picture in yesterday's Daily News.
Pugsly, a 12-year-old blind-and-deaf pug living at the Pennsylvania SPCA until the couple adopted him yesterday, was the People's Paper's "Pet of the Week."
"My husband called me after he saw the picture in the Daily News and said, 'You have to call now,' " said Franchetti, a veterinarian who works mainly with horses.
She picked up Pugsly yesterday afternoon and took him to the couple's West Chester home, where he'll join a family of six other older pugs that the pair has adopted over the years.
"Pet of the Week" runs Mondays and features a pet from the Pennsylvania SPCA or the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.
Pugsly will fit in well with the Franchettis' other dogs. "Pugs are social," Franchetti said.
They'll keep the name Pugsly, because it complements the name of one of their other pugs, Wednesday - both are characters from The Addams Family.