The last four years Ishbel Holmes (Holmes Ishbel) from Scotland rides a bike around the world with only one purpose – to save as many dogs.
For Ishbel Holmes, former member of the national team of Iran velosprint, heavy physical load no problem. It is much harder to cope with emotional stress to see everywhere the poor animals. The mission of the British woman as rescuer of dogs began spontaneously in Turkey.
In 2014, Holmes has retired from professional sports, to travel the world. Sitting on a cheap city bike and taking with him only 250 pounds and a sleeping bag, she went to Turkey. It happened fateful meeting Ishbel with a stray dog.
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Girl accidentally became a witness of how she was attacked four other dogs, and realized that only she can save her.
“She didn’t try to run away or fight back from the pack, and just lay down and accept what happens. And suddenly I had a flashback during the time when I was 16 and I was surrounded by strangers in a foster home where no one loved me,” says Isbell in an interview with Lonely Planet.
The lady immediately threw down his Bicycle and ran to help the dog. She hitched to his bike crispers, loaded the animal and drove to the nearest shelter.
“I named her Lucy. Like me, she suffered in life a lot of suffering and misery,” says Isbell.
Traveler started a blog about his adventures, and he quickly became popular. This inspired the British to continue their good work to save animals around the world.
Now to the Holmes proposals on cooperation appeal even international charities. She gave a special trailer for transporting dogs, by which he and Lucy traveled throughout Turkey.
Isbell, visited 16 countries, in which she encourages owners to take care of their Pets and to help homeless animals.
Their adventures, Holmes was described in the book entitled “the Salvation of Lucy: a girl, a bike and a stray dog”.
One of the wards, Isbell left. It is a dog, which the girl saved in Brazil last year and named her Mary.
“I immediately fell in love with her, and she perfectly fit in my life. She travels everywhere with me in the trailer for the bike, and we just returned from a book tour,” he shared, Ishbel.