Holiday rescue dog arrives in Swinton

TWO women who have rescued a dog from Turkey were due to see their new pet arrive in this country this week.

Natalie Javens and her partner Emma Goddard spent their travel money getting the pooch to a vet when they were on holiday in Marmaris and fell in love with him.

They have forked out a large amount of their own cash to arrange for Duke to be brought to the UK, as well as organising a sponsored walk last month to raise further funds.

One well-wisher even gave them a £500 cheque to support their bid to rescue the English pointer collie, who they found with a bad cut on his side.

Duke has been travelling from Turkey via Bulgaria this week in a specially-designed transit van and is due to arrive this afternoon at Emma’s mum’s house in Swinton.

The dog lovers, who already have other pets, hope he will soon be able to move into their home in Maltby.

Natalie said: “Duke set off last Tuesday morning from Bulgaria.

“He got picked up from Turkey on Friday and has been staying with a transpprt company in Bulgaria.

“We’ve been to Pets at Home and spent £200. We bought him the biggest, most comfortable bed, his collar and lead and a month’s supply of food.”

Natalie said that Duke now had a fleecy jumper and coat to keep him warm as he is used to warmer temperatures in Turkey.

She said she hoped his case would raise awareness more than anything and show people that if they see a dog abroad they can bring it back.

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