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Clacton: Family's mission to bring mistreated dogs to the UK
4:00pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
A FAMILY has started a campaign to bring abused dogs to the UK after falling in love with a stray pup on holiday.
Emma Overton and her family, from Little Clacton, went to enjoy the sun in Turkey earlier in October.
But instead of spending all their time by the pool they befriended a stray dog.
In the end the family decided to adopt five-month-old pup Buddy and are raising cash to bring him – and other dogs in danger – over to the UK.
Emma, of Harwich Road, Little Clacton, said: “It’s like something that would happen in a film. Two dogs came running over to the kids and it just went from there.
“The children fell in love with the puppy named Buddy and wanted to keep him, and we did a bit of research and asked around.
“The stray dogs out there get kicked and beaten to try and keep them away from the resorts during the summer, and many of them do not survive the winter because they have no food."
The family decided to adopt Buddy and bring fellow pooch Buster over to be re-homed in the UK.
They put them into kennels in Turkey, where they have to stay in quarantine for four months to make sure they are healthy enough to be sent over.
The cost of the kennels, transport and vaccinations for the two dogs adds up to more than £2,000 and the family has been raising cash to help meet the costs.
Emma added: “So many people have helped us. The response has been amazing and we have had more than £600 in donations."
People can support the support to help bring mistreated dogs over to the UK by visiting nagsonthemove.co.uk/get-buddy-back.php