Posted on June 6, 2016: Few can boast a career and life trajectory like that of Freya. A six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, Freya had lived her entire life at the Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in the United Kingdom.
Reportedly 18,000 people had rejected poor Freya who was described by her carers at the shelters as friendly, sweet-natured but over excited and ‘a bit chunky’. She was recently diagnosed with epilepsy which narrowed her already razor-thin chances of finding a forever home.
Late last month, her carers at the shelter decided to put out an appeal on a morning news show in Britain hoping that would attract some much-needed attention to the sorry state of such prolonged shelter life for Freya.
The story was soon picked up by the media and Freya was dubbed ‘Britain’s Loneliest Dog’. Until an even bigger story broke…
Lights, camera, woof!
Michael Bay, director of acclaimed action hits such as Armageddon and Transformers, could not deal with Freya’s misfortunes. The Hollywood director went on to not only offer Freya a role in his upcoming movie, part of the Transformers franchise, but also a place in his home in case no one came forward to adopt her.
In more good news, Freya’s currently in a home on a trail run. Her new family wants her to get along with the family dog and get used to being around them. And then she’s off to Hollywood!
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For more information on Freshfields Animal Rescue, visit their website here.
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