Dog reunited with owners after 10 months thanks to Prestatyn charity

Published date: 26 February 2014 |
Published by: Stephanie Price
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A DOG who went missing for ten months was reunited with his owners last week.

Four-year-old Tommy, a retriever dog, went missing more than ten months ago when his owners, Ian and Julie Griffiths, took him for a walk on the beach.

Two helpers at the Abandoned Animals Association in Prestatyn collected the dog from the pound in January after he had been found on Pensarn beach.

Rescue centre manager, Carol Roberts said: “Tommy was found on Pensarn beach and brought to the rescue centre. His owners lived in Caernarfon though so it was very odd how he ended up there.”

Tommy was taken seriously ill but nursed back to health by one of the association’s welfare officers.

Although scruffy and dirty when he was found, Tommy appeared to have been well looked after and Carol, contacted Lost Dogs North Wales.

They were sent a photograph of a dog that had been missing since 14 April, 2013, and it was agreed the dog looked like Douglas, the name Abandoned Animals had given him.

They asked the owners to get in touch and on Sunday, February 16, the rescue centre had a visit from Ian and Julie and it was immediately clear that he was the missing Tommy.

Ian and Julie had only recently updated their entry on Lost Dogs North Wales and without that later entry they would have never recovered him.

Carol said: “I recently had a call from Julie who said Tommy is settling in very well - like he had never left.”

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