In May of 2014, a Cocker Spaniel named Bonnie was stolen from her home in Durham, and her humans husband-and-wife Simon and Caroline Hall looked for her everywhere up until two years ago.
After years of looking, the couple got a call from a dog warden on November 19, notifying them that Bonnie was found 200 miles from her home.
“We just can’t believe it. It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites,” Caroline said. “It’s all a bit surreal.”
According to Daily Mail report, Bonnie was thought to be stolen to breed. When she underwent hysterectomy at Terrington St. John Veterinary Centre, they found out that Bonnie’s most recent litter was within the last two months.
“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,” Caroline added.
Bonnie was also found just days before her 10th birthday.
“We’ll now take her back home and introduce her to our other dog, Jessie, and just have a quiet night in front of the fire. I think her birthday will be a quiet one too,” Caroline said.
“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,” Simon added.
Caroline Trigg, the Fenland District Council dog warden and the person who runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue at Walton Highway, said she’s just delighted to reunite Bonnie and her human companions.
“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,” she said. “But being able to get her back to her loving home is wonderful – just the good news we need this year.”
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