Lady Lina finds a home in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:30 05 March 2015

Julie Courtney with her neww rescue dog Lady Lina. Ref mhh 3494-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Julie Courtney with her neww rescue dog Lady Lina. Ref mhh 3494-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Julie Courtney, who runs her business from her home in Ashleigh Road, said once she clapped eyes on street dog Lady Lina, she ‘just had to have her’.

A Honiton baker who raised almost £450 to bring stray Romanian dog Indie to the UK, has adopted her own bundle of love from the country.

Julie Courtney, who runs her business from her home in Ashleigh Road, said once she clapped eyes on street dog Lady Lina, she ‘just had to have her’.

Lina was found in Romania by Bristol-based dog rescue group Happily Ever After, the same charity which rescued Indie.

What’s more, the plucky pooch also travelled back to the UK on the same van that Indie was on.

Julie said: “I was not actively looking for a dog as I have three, but I saw her face and thought ‘I just have to have her’.

“She has settled in great and the family are smitten with her.”

Julie and her friend Ian fundraised in the Herald last month to bring Indie to the UK after he was shot numerous times and left for dead on the street.

Generous reader donations paid for his trip to the UK.

Cerian Adams, who runs Happily Ever After, said: “We met Lady Lina on our trip to Romania in December at Braila Public Shelter. She came via Dog Rescue Romania, too, just like Indie. Lina arrived on the same van as Indie, which actually had an accident in Hungary on the way over.

“The van was written off but luckily a lovely lady in Austria took all the dogs in and cared for them.

“We are over the moon that Julie decided to adopt Lady Lina. The raffle made a fantastic £443 so massive thanks goes to her.”

Cerian said that Indie is not ready for adoption yet as he needs some more time to adjust to people.

For more about Happily Ever After, call 08456 34886.


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