When Nicky Holden and her family booked their first holiday abroad last year, they had no idea that they’d be returning with an extra family member.
They spent their first few days in Turkey laying by the pool and swimming in the sea. But on day three, Holden decided to head to a local market in Fethiye with her partner, her daughter and her brother-in-law for some shopping.
“We were looking at the stalls and exploring the market when we turned a corner and I saw this black mass on the floor. It looked like a pile of rubbish, but I knew it was a dog,” Holden told The Dodo.
“She was laid there on the ground and everyone was just stepping over her,” she said. “It was shocking to see a living creature in such a state, needing help, and hundreds of people just walking past, paying her no attention."
“As we got to her, she looked up at us and wagged her tail,” Holden said. “She was so skinny and could barely lift her head.”