Runaway Border Collie Finally Finds A Home After 10 Years
With all that's going on in the world at the moment, we're all in need of a bit of good news to raise out spirits - and they don't come much more heartwarming than this one.
Runaway Border Collie Bess has finally found a home of her own after being in a shelter for the past 10 years.
It comes after an emotional appeal to find an owner for the poor pooch - who has been at Last Chance Animal Rescue in Edenbridge, Kent, since she was a puppy - went viral earlier this year.
Two call centres were set up to deal with the sheer number of inquiries, with hundreds of messages coming from Australia, America, South Africa, the UK and Ireland.
But she has now settled down on the South coast of England.
Speaking to The Daily Mail about Bess' story, manager Jenny Mansfield, 37, said: "Bess came to us a long time ago, she was living on a farm but ran away and was hit by a car.
"She had pins in her neck and has always been sensitive about being touched around her neck.
"Her previous owners were unable to look after her because of a change in circumstances.
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"She is a friendly with people that she knows, but it even took the staff a long time to build her trust.
"Because of her injury she was wary around other dogs; she was a bit funny about having a lead on to start with.
"It took a long time for her to get to know people and we had to do five or six introductions with her new owners before she felt comfortable."
But they eventually found the right people to take the lively collie home.
A spokesperson for Last Chance Animal Rescue added: "It is with very great pleasure Last Chance Animal Rescue can announce we have found a wonderful new home for Bess, our longest ever resident at our Edenbridge Centre.
"Bess, who was with us for ten long years, is now being cared for by new owners on the South Coast.
"Great care was taken by our staff to find the perfect home for Bess, her new owners made many visits to the centre to allow Bess to slowly get to know them.
"Everyone at Last Chance loved Bess and wanted to make sure we found the best home for her and we think we have.
"Bess is not the easiest of dogs and is very set in her ways, hence the amount of time she has been with us, so we still have all fingers crossed that this will be her forever home, so say a prayer.
"It was very emotional for everyone as she set off to her new life, but also very rewarding, as a loving home is what we want for all our dogs, and finally we have one for our Bess."
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