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Shelter Dog Who Was Rejected 18,000 Times Gets Hollywood Movie Role And A Forever Home

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

Seeing an animal in a shelter is truly heartbreaking. It is so sad to think that not every animal has found their forever home.

But videos like this bulldog that can’t stop smiling after getting adopted give me hope!

Freya was dubbed “the loneliest dog in the U.K.” after she was passed up for adoption 18,720 times over the course of six years. She was taken in when she was just 6 months old at Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool, but the Staffordshire bull terrier mix has yet to find a forever home.

Staffers at Freshfields are afraid that since Freya was diagnosed with epilepsy, her already slim chances would become nonexistent.

After seeing a video and an article compiled by the Mirror, Hollywood director Michael Bay decided to step in. He announced via Twitter that Freya would join the cast of Transformers: The Last Knight. As an avid dog lover, his idea to cast her came with the additional hope that all the attention to Freya’s story would find her an owner. And if it didn’t, then he is more than happy to have Freya move in with him!

[H/T: The Guardian]

Freshfields staffers said that Freya is “…a beautiful girl, so loving and friendly. She is our big baby.”

After seeing the initial article from the Mirror, Michael Bay sent out a series of tweets. He said:

“Found this in the news last week in the UK. We gave the Loneliest Dog, a role in Transformers. Freya, has epilepsy and has been in a shelter her whole 6 year life. We are also going to find her a home. If not she will come to my house. Welcome to the cast Freya!”

Freya has a Facebook page, which acted as her “doggie diary.” Staff members updated the page with news on potential adoptions for Freya, as well as her happy daily life.

Deputy kennel manager at Freshfields, Kate Jones, discussed Freya’s medical condition with the Mirror, which is why they believe she was often overlooked for adoption.

“We sincerely hope this does not put people off giving her a home, after many years here, she thoroughly deserves to find a loving family,” she said.

Thankfully, after all of the media attention, Freya found a home in July! She settled in very nicely and finally knows what it feels like to be truly loved.

Freya’s story first came to us several months ago and now we finally can see her work as a Hollywood star. Photos were released of her on-set with Sir. Anthony Hopkins, as they pair worked together on the latest Transformers film.

Below, you can see Freya in action as a famous movie dog in a video by Paramount Pictures.

And be sure to SHARE Freya’s story with your friends on Facebook!

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