‘Britain’s loneliest dog’ given role in Michael Bay’s new Transformers movie - after he read her plight in the Mirror

Loneliest dog
Rens Hageman
Rens Hageman

The American filmmaker saw Freya, a Staffordshire bull terrier cross, when she was featured on website - now she's featuring alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins.

The Mirror reports that Transformers director Michael Bay offered Britain's loneliest dog a film role - after reading about her story in the Mirror. The American filmmaker took pity on the Staffordshire bull terrier cross when she was featured on our website back in May. Freya, 6, was taken in by Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool as a six-month-old stray. She was rejected by more than 18,000 potential owners in just six years. Michael said: "I saw Freya in a paper, calling her Britain's loneliest dog." He then agreed to cast her in the newest Transformers film ‘The Last Night’. After reading about her plight, Ray and Jackie Collins from Cheadle, Hulme, Gtr Manchester, fell in love with Freya and agreed to give her a home. Collette Piert, kennels manager, said: “It was obvious from the beginning that Ray and Jackie had something special with Freya. “They immediately understood what she needed, and have worked closely with us over the last few weeks to put in place the support and guidance we provided. But when Freya’s new forever owner came forward to adopt her, he was shocked to find that he’d picked a pooch with a job: “I was looking for a dog and decided to take her on, by which time, Michael Bay had shown interest in her.” Michael said: “I said first of all, we’d give her a part in Transformers. “Now she’s working with Sir Anthony Hopkins - her very first movie. She’s done a great job.” Freya’s carers at the shelter were worried she would never find a forever home after she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Ray added: “I’ve rescued so many, they do love you more. They are man’s best friend.” (Story source: The Mirror - September 2016)

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