Sweet gesture for Honey the rescue dog

Boston. Saturday 14 January 2012.'Great Dane Adoption Society Charity Shop, Wide Bargate, Boston. French dog Honey rescued from France thanks to donations from customers.'L-R) Shop manager Joan Hughes, customer Ann Brown, Joy Ledingham  and Kevin Wilson who found  Honey
Boston. Saturday 14 January 2012.'Great Dane Adoption Society Charity Shop, Wide Bargate, Boston. French dog Honey rescued from France thanks to donations from customers.'L-R) Shop manager Joan Hughes, customer Ann Brown, Joy Ledingham and Kevin Wilson who found Honey

LIFE is now sweet for Honey the dog thanks to the kindness of a dog charity and its supporters who helped to rescue and fly her over from France.

Joy Ledingham and partner Kevin Wilson, from the New Leake-based Great Dane Adoption Society, were on holiday in France when they spotted the dog in a bad condition at the side of the road.

“We stopped the car half expecting the dog to run off,” said Joy. “But when I called out ‘Come here Honey, we will help you’ she leapt into the car.”

The Great Dane cross was emaciated and in a poor state with open sores on her head, infected ears, mites and worms.

After being treated at local vets the dog accompanied the couple for the remaining 10 days of their holiday, including enjoying a boat trip on the Dordogne River.

The couple then put Honey in French boarding kennels and flew home to make plans to bring her to the UK for rehoming.

Joy’s mum Joan set up a ‘Honey pot fund’ at the charity’s shop in Boston’s Wide Bargate and customers raised more than £1,000 to help fund the trip and the expense of quarantine.

Joy said: “We are so relieved that the New Year has brought a fresh start for Honey. She’s out of quarantine and will soon be going to her loving new home with a family who own a country pub in Hertfordshire.”

Goods bought from the shop help to support the charity, which has rescued more than 1,400 Great Danes since it was founded in the year 2000.

For more information about the Great Dane Adoption Society visit www.danes.org.uk .