London: ‘Britain’s loneliest dog’, who has been living in an animal shelter for six years and has been rejected by 18,000 potential owners, has landed a role in the new Transformers movie.
Freya. Pic/Facebook | Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre
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Freya the Staffordshire bull terrier was dubbed ‘Britain’s loneliest dog’ after spending almost her entire life living in animal shelters, watching more than 50 of her kennel mates be re-homed during her time at the centre. Freya was spotted on Facebook by animal loving Hollywood movie director Michael Bay, who decided to cast her in the fifth instalment of the blockbuster Transformers series.
Bay said if the role did not find the dog a home, he would keep her. “We are thrilled at the opportunity of a movie deal for Freya and at such interest and support from a major film director who is also a dedicated animal advocate,” a spokesperson for Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, where Freya is currently lodged, said.
Freya has been rejected by 18,000 potential owners, but staff at Freshfields hope that she will find a loving home. “Freya is a beautiful dog, and that will shine through to the right person,” said Debbie Hughes, fundraiser at the shelter.