But the pair were finally brought together on Sunday during a touching reunion in County Clare on Sunday. Violetta sounded overwhelmed with emotion as Tasha jumped out of the crate to lick her owner’s face.
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‘Please forgive me, I had no choice but to leave you,’ the grandmother told her dog.
Violetta was crying about leaving her 13-year-old pet behind the moment she got off the plane with her son and his wife.But after hearing what had happened, charity worker Debbie Deegan, who helped get the family to Ireland, made it her mission to bring the pair back together.
With the help of Violetta’s granddaughter, they managed to find the Romanian family who were looking after Tasha. After taking care of a load of red tape, Debbie’s friend John D’Arcy, from Waterford, fundraised to pay for a company to transport the dog as far as England.After putting out a message on a Ukrainian Help website in the UK, Debbie was contacted by Lisa Kay, who offered to temporarily look after Tasha at her idyllic farm near Birmingham.
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On Saturday John travelled to Britain via ferry with dog handler Ser’anne Walsh for the last leg of the mission to bring Tasha to Ireland. ‘It’s been a very long journey for her – she has been on the road for two weeks – but what a wonderful happy ending to see Tasha reunited with Violeta today,’ Debbie told RTE.
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It marked the end of a 12-day journey covering 1,800 miles across seven countries’ borders.‘Granny immediately started to cry and to be honest we were all blubbering when it happened. It was so emotional,’ Debbie told Newstalk.
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‘When she saw granny she just completely lit up. All she started to do was this mad licking of Violetta’s face.’Debbie, founder of youth charity Children With Love – told how Tasha was ‘a bit sore’ after spending four days in the back of a van, but was otherwise ‘grand’.
‘We went back then to Violetta’s room and she was tucked up in the room with a blanket around her and the dog was just lying back in her arms, she added.
‘They really are best friends there’s no doubt about it. They’re an inseparable pair.’
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