Angus was in dire need of a rescue. He had already paid the fare for his passage to freedom in pain.
Marcu ended up pulling out 15 adults dogs and 11 puppies, bringing many of them to her own home.
The tiny Westie just had to travel a lot farther than most dogs to get there.
Another animal rescuer, Madalina Cristea, got in touch with Carol Richies, founder of the U.K.-based group called Westies Rescued UK. They arranged to send Angus to Scotland.
But before any jarring journeys across a continent, this dog would need to reconnect with human kindness.
Marcu got him to a vet. She bathed him and tended to his immediate needs.