By Shannon Lane @shannonroselane

A BRITISH actress has cycled 2500km from Bulgaria to London to rescue a street dog and raise money for an animal rescue charity

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Videographer / director: Kate Lamb
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: James Thorne

Traveling across six countries, it has taken Kate Lamb six weeks to get from Bulgaria to London, England, where she is based.

The 'Call The Midwife' actress began her journey on August 1st 2017 when she flew to Bulgaria to meet with Street Hearts BG, a rescue charity she works closely with.

Street Hearts BG discovered eight-month-old mongrel Scout in a terrible condition at a train station in Bulgaria.

Prior to setting off on the trip, Kate said: “She was abandoned, starving, and eating plastic - and she’s now going to live in London with me.

“I’m not really sure how we’re going to do it, but I know it’s going to be fun, and it’ll be our first adventure. It’s a pretty good one to start with."

After having to make the difficult decision to put her 13-year-old doggy best friend down in December 2016, Kate and her cat Bob desperately needed a new companion in her London home.

Writing on her blog Kate said: "So I’m on a mission to get a street dog from Bulgaria to a girl and a cat in London who have a dog-shaped hole in their hearts."

The animal-lover set off on her strenuous journey hoping to raise awareness of the volume of stray dogs in Europe and how people can help them.

The determined 'dog whisperer' set off armed with her bike, dog wagon, camping equipment and cameras to document their journey.

Scout even had a pair of her own little canine booties to keep her feet safe on the trip.

The duo - cleverly self-titled K8 and K9 - traveled through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland then finally reached London, UK on September 10th.

Kate raised over £12,000 from her trip, to fund community education, build shelter facilities, neuter, care for and rehabilitate the Bulgarian street dogs - just like they did with her new fur-ever friend.

With one adventure down, Kate and Scout have many adventures to come with their new life in London together.