Touching reunion: A dog, who got stolen 6 years ago, was finally reunited with her real owners.
- A female cocker spaniel was stolen from her owners in 2014.
- The pooch’s family had lost all hope of seeing her again.
- Six years later, they received a miraculous call that their beloved dog was found only 200 miles away.
Bonnie, a female cocker spaniel, was taken away from her loving family in May 2014, Daily Mail reports. Simon Hall, 50, and his wife Caroline, 48, had spent years searching through lost dog websites and pages until they eventually lost hope in 2018. The couple from Durham had lost all faith that they would see their beloved pooch again.
Then, a true miracle for Simon and Caroline happened. On November 19, they received a call from a dog warden. They learned that Bonnie was just found some 200 miles from their home in Norfolk. This wonderful news came only a day before the spaniel’s 10th birthday.
“We just can’t believe it.”
Mrs. Hall shared:
“We just can’t believe it. It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites. It’s all a bit surreal. I’d prepared myself for the fact she might look in a bad way but actually she’s looking quite well. I know the vets have taken wonderful care of her.”
The poor pooch was allegedly stolen to breed, with Terrington St John Veterinary Centre vets assuming her most recent litter was within the last two months.
Having in mind what Bonnie must have been gone through, the family is now determined to give her the love and care she deserves. Mr. Hall added:
“Gosh knows what she’s been through. It doesn’t bear thinking about but at least we can get her back for a few more years and give her a bit of love and care and attention.”
The couple finally got to see their dear four-legged friend after six years, thanks to a kindhearted dog warden.
Caroline Trigg, a Fenland District Council dog warden, who also runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue at Walton Highway, helped the Halls to reunite with Bonnie. She said:
“With missing dogs, sometimes they go in the morning and are back in the afternoon – or a couple of days at most. I’ve never known a dog to have been gone this long before. I think Bonnie’s had a hard time with the breeding side. Someone has made a lot of money out of her, which is very sad. And she has clearly never been to a vet’s over those six-and-a-half years or her chip would have been read. But being able to get her back to her loving home is wonderful – just the good news we need this year.“