When Nicky Holden went on vacation to Turkey, what captivated her most weren’t the beaches or the people but a stray dog. She had found the desperate pooch collapsed on a street, dirty, neglected and seemingly half-starved. And upon discovering the animal, Holden knew that she had to help in some way – even though, at first, she had no idea what to do.

Holden, an agility trainer and dog-lover from England, had gone to Turkey with her family in 2016. And the holiday had started rather typically, with the clan choosing to unwind by the pool and splash about in the sea. Then, however, they made a fateful discovery.

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