16th Dec, 2017

Missing dog found in Leamington - seven years after being stolen

Leamington Editorial 3rd Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MISSING dog found running around the streets of Leamington has been reunited with its owners – seven years after being stolen.

Molly the Jack Russell was taken along with her eight puppies by burglars who broke into her owners’ home in Houghton in Tyne and Wear back in 2008.

But PC Natasha Susnik found Molly last week when police were called to reports of dogs running loose on Queensway in south Leamington.

Molly was taken to the police’s transport base at Greys Mallory, where it was discovered she was micro-chipped and her details were still in date.

It enabled police to quickly reunited Molly with her delighted owners Brian and Pauline Berry who said she recognised them both immediately.

Despite Molly being underweight and having several scars, vets believed she will make a full recovery.

Mystery still surrounds how Molly found herself 200 miles from her home in Leamington, and also where she has been for the past seven years.

PC Susnik thanked Warwick district dog warden Vicky Timms for her help, and also the team at Dunsmore Kennels for looking after Molly while her family travelled down to collect her.

Pc Susnik said: “This story really highlights the importance of getting your pets micro-chipped, and making sure their details are registered and kept up to date.”

There has been no news of Molly’s puppies since the burglary.

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