A tiny border terrier that vanished within the UK when she was only a pet has miraculously been reunited along with her proprietor — a whopping 12 years later.
Liz Eldridge, 51, had purchased the pet — named Missie — as a birthday reward for her son Oscar however the canine out of the blue vanished from their Hertfordshire residence again in February 2011.
The mother spent the subsequent eight years driving all around the nation chasing doable results in discover her beloved pooch.
Eldridge, who works for the UK’s Nationwide Well being Service, finally gave up hope — resigning herself to the very fact Missie had probably been stolen.
However her luck modified final week when she was notified Missie had been discovered and traced again to her through a microchip ID implant.
The overwhelmed proprietor stated a member of the general public had situated the lacking canine and handed her over to animal management companies.
“It was a combination of pure pleasure but in addition unhappiness .. As Missie was in a horrible state,” Eldridge stated of being reunited along with her pet.
Liz Eldridge, pictured with Missie after they had been reunited, stated she spent eight years trawling the nation in search of her. Jam Press
Eldridge had purchased Missie when she was only a pet as a birthday reward for her son. Jam Press
Eldridge stated Missie was in a “horrible state” when she lastly returned final week, however is already on the mend. Jam Press
“She had clearly been used consistently for breeding and was very nervous and timid. We imagine she had been saved on a sequence and crushed.”
“Each time I went to place a leash on, she was so scared,” she added.
After being taken care of for every week, Eldridge stated Missie was already exhibiting indicators of enchancment.
“Her tail is beginning to wag and hopefully she’s starting to appreciate she’s again residence protected and sound,” she stated.
With Publish wires