Missing dog found more than 300 miles away from home

A missing dog has been found in Brinsley – more than 300 miles away from its home in Scotland.

The cocker spaniel showed up in Nottinghamshire after two were taken from Perthshire less than a week earlier.

The pair, both golden brown females, were stolen after thieves used a metal bar to break into the kennels in which they were being kept on July 15.

Her owner, Iona McGregor, said she was “over the moon” to be reunited with her solid gold pooch after she was discovered in Brinsley on July 20.

“I was completely overjoyed to be reunited with her but it made me much more determined to find the other one,” said the 18-year-old.

She said she was only slightly surprised to find out her dog had been taken so far away from home, as she believes they were taken by illegal dog sellers. The other, golden with a white patch, is still missing.

“I’m surprised but it’s not uncommon for them to be taken down the country, to Manchester, Birmingham, Northern Ireland for breeding and reselling,” she said.

“She’s absolutely no use to them, she’s spayed, she’s old and she’s microchipped.

“The stress and the suffering that we’ve gone through, as well as the dogs, is unbelievable. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone else, the worry of where she is and what’s happening to her is absolutely petrifying.”

Iona’s other dog is still missing

In a plea to anyone who may have any information, Iona said: “Come forward immediately, even if you don’t think it’s that relevant it could be the missing piece to the puzzle.

“To the people who have got them, do the right thing and let them know. They are more than just two dogs, they are family, we’ve had them since they were pups.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.


Nottinghamshire Live – Local News