A dog rescued from Bosnia has found himself stranded in kennels in Swindon after his foster owner failed to turn up to collect him.

Now the charity that transported Bailey more than 1,300 miles to the UK to start a new life is appealing for a new home because of the cost of keeping them there.

Nina Sloper, founder of This Is Their Happy Ending, was devastated to receive a call from the Defra-approved Droveway kennels to let her know no-one had come, even though the foster owner had confirmed the day before that they were still happy to take him and another dog, Lexi.

Since then they’ve ignored phone calls and emails.

“It’s so heartbreaking because we spend so much time and effort helping these animals,” said Nina.

“But we don’t bring them over here just for them to end up in a kennels.

"We’re a not-for-profit organisation and every day they spend in kennels longer than they should have been it costs us more money,” she said.

Lexi has been rehomed, but four-year-old Bailey, a lab-cross, remains.

“The kennels have told me they need his kennel soon, so we need to get him a home as soon as possible.

"He’s a lovely dog, roughly lab sized and sweet natured.”

Nina’s volunteers have rescued and rehomed roughly sixty dogs a year for the last seven years.

Anyone who might be able to give Bailey a home can contact This Is Their Happy Ending on Facebook.