Marathon runner's bid to adopt Chinese stray dog

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Marathon runner's bid to adopt Chinese stray dog

Post by Irn Bru on Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:41 pm

An extreme marathon runner hopes to be reunited with a stray dog he befriended during a gruelling race in China, thanks to a crowdfunding appeal.

Dion Leonard was taking part in the 4 Desert Race when he met Gobi in the Tian Shan mountain range.

The pair quickly became friends after Gobi matched Dion step for step along the seven-day, 250-kilometre route.

However, he had to leave Gobi at the finishing line and now hopes to bring her home to Edinburgh.

Mr Leonard launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise the £5,000 needed to cover the medical and quarantine costs in order to "bring Gobi home"

An extreme marathon runner hopes to be reunited with a stray dog he befriended during a gruelling race in China, thanks to a crowdfunding appeal.

Dion Leonard was taking part in the 4 Desert Race when he met Gobi in the Tian Shan mountain range.

The pair quickly became friends after Gobi matched Dion step for step along the seven-day, 250-kilometre route.

However, he had to leave Gobi at the finishing line and now hopes to bring her home to Edinburgh.

Mr Leonard launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise the £5,000 needed to cover the medical and quarantine costs in order to "bring Gobi home"


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-36950977

What a wonderful story which was featured on the BBC News this evening complete with a video.

Gob should be awarded freedom of the City of Edinburgh for dedication and commitment just like Greyfriars Bobby.

Let's hope the target is reached and Gob can emmigrate to Scotland

cheers cheers cheers

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