When Brie was rescued, the group posted a picture on Facebook of her sat near a can of vegetables. The image highlighted how small the Chihuahua was, but it certainly had a positive effect. A woman named Claire Stokoe saw the photo and was smitten, and she knew that she had to give the little dog a home.
“She could barely see over the top of it and she looked so precious and vulnerable,” Stokoe told The Dodo in March 2017. She contacted MTAR, who told her about the dog’s health problems. However, Stokoe was still eager to adopt Brie and her application was successful.