Still living in her car, and unable to find work because she had no permanent address, Barrows missed meals so that Robbie and Cleo could eat. "I had to ask a lady for a £1 when I was in the parking lot to feed my dogs," she said. "I felt absolutely like a loser. I could not let my dogs go hungry."
Things only began to turn around for Barrows and her pups when she agreed to share her story - an article about her in a local newspaper shed light on the terrible cycle in which she'd been trapped, and support slowly began to trickle in from all over the world.