A couple from Inverkeithing, Scotland have travelled over 400 miles to adopt their second Battersea dog from London.

Michelle and Brad George took a five-hour train journey to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s London centre to collect the ten-month-old mongrel, Mouse.

Mouse was brought into Battersea last December as a stray, severely underweight, with deformed back legs. Battersea’s vet team spent five months treating her, including putting a pin in one of her legs to help her to walk, dental surgery and treatment for a hernia. Mouse has now recovered.

Mouse needed help from the Battersea vet team when she arrived. Credit: Battersea

This is not the first time that Michelle and Brad have adopted from Battersea. In January 2012 they adopted Hugo, a four-month-old Staffie-cross who came into Battersea as part of an unwanted litter. He and his siblings were all suffering from severe mange.

Sadly, Hugo passed away in January of this year and Michelle thought she may never be able to adopt again.

That changed when Michelle began working from home and realised she needed some company.

Michelle and Brad have travelled from Scotland to adopt Mouse. Credit: Battersea

Michelle said, “Deciding where to look for a new dog was an easy decision, Battersea is the only place we would go to now. We want to give these dogs a good upbringing and we have a lot of time to give – so why not choose a dog that needs us most?”

Battersea has recently appealed to the public to consider rehoming a rescue pet after it revealed a growing number of people are going online instead.


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