In January this year I blogged about a very special dog by the name of Oscar, who travelled the world with his devoted ‘mum’ Joanne Lefson, in a bid to raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and to encourage adoption.
Heading off on their World Woof Tour, Joanne and Oscar visited over 30 Countries and 15,000 animal shelters during their amazing adventure, but sadly, Oscar was involved in a fatal accident at the beginning of January this year, and the World’s Most Travelled Dog took his final journey alone.
Reading Joanne’s updates on the World Woof Tour Facebook page was a tear-jerking experience, but 10 months on, I am delighted to see that Joanne has a new ‘partner in crime’ after adopting the adorable Rupee, a puppy she found abandoned on a rubbish dump in India.
Starving, skinny and left to die, Rupee’s outlook didn’t look good, but since being adopted by Joanne in September, this gorgeous rescue pup has gone from strength to strength, and recently became the world’s first rescue dog to climb Mount Everest!
Embarking on “Expedition Mutt Everest 2013”, Joanne and Rupee successfully trekked to the Mount Everest Base Camp at 5,364-metres above sea level, in honour of Oscar and the amazing work he did on his World Woof Tour.
I would like to say this is a happy ending to an incredible story, but I have a feeling Rupee’s story has only just begun! Read more here: http://www.worldwooftour.com/slumdog_on_top.html