While walking alone on the beach in Crete, Greece, a woman was harassed by two men, but she had an unlikely rescuer.
Georgia Bradley said two aggressive men approached her for a drink and she declined their offer. They then started grabbing her, according to reports.
But a stray black dog ran up to Bradley and barked at the two men. The dog stayed at Bradley’s side until the two went away.
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“She saved me,” Georgia told the Metro. “She must have noticed something was wrong. When I went back to the apartment, she followed me and finally let us stroke her. We had an instant bond,” she added.
Bradley said she took the dog back to her apartment and bonded with the animal.
“Pretty much every evening we saw her around outside the bars and restaurants, trying to get the attention of the tourists,” she was quoted by The Telegraph as saying.
She said she saw the animal wandering around town before the incident. “Pretty much every evening we saw her around outside the bars and restaurants, trying to get the attention of the tourists,” she said. “Every time we got close to her she wouldn’t let you stroke her. She was very gentle, but was too scared to let you close.”
Bradley and her boyfriend had to fly back to their home in Cornwall the next day. While in Crete, they had attempted to find a home for the dog, named Pepper, but no one was willing to adopt her.
“When we left to go to the airport, we looked back and Pepper was running after the car. It was heartbreaking,” she said.
Bradley said she couldn’t stop thinking about the dog, and so she flew back to Crete two weeks later. She walked up and down the beach, looking for the dog.
The woman said she had to return to Crete two more times over five weeks. She later found it in small town of Georgioupoli, Crete, it was reported.
There, she found Pepper and was granted custody of her. Pepper also turned out to be pregnant with a litter of puppies.
Bradley told The Telegraph: “It has been such a crazy journey. But I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly.”