A dog named Pickles was stolen from her owner’s house in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK. Pickles was later found a hundred and twenty miles away from home.
Pickles had vanished from the garden of the owner’s house. Amazingly she was found in Wolverhampton, which is actually quite far from where she had disappeared.
Tony Bowden, who was the owner of the dog, had a ten-acre plot. Pickles lived on a kennel on the plot and was routinely chained at night after she would have her food.
One morning Pickles was not to be seen anywhere, and only her chain was lying on the ground. It seemed like Pickles had been stolen.
There were rumors in the area that hare coursers were in the town and there was a possibility that they might have taken the dog. Mr. Bowden, however, was not sure about who might have stolen his pet.
A dog warden picked up Pickles while she was wandering stray in Wolverhampton. She was then taken to a dog rescue organization where the staff scanned the dog, and Pickle’s microchip led the organization to Mr.Bowden.
Mr. Bowden was contacted by the organization and informed about Pickles. The owner was over the moon to finally know the whereabouts of his dog. He immediately made the trip to Wolverhampton to get Pickles back home.
Mr. Bowden was perplexed about the reason why someone would drop the dog so far after taking her from his house. Mr. Bowden had to make quite an effort to get the Great Dane-cross-Bulldog back, but the toil was worth it.
It took a round trip of about nine hours to pick Pickles and bring her back to Wisbech. The Bowden family was delighted to see Pickles again.
Pickles was also incredibly excited to reunite with her owners again. It was evident that she did not enjoy being a stray dog one bit.
Image source: Birmingham Dog’s Home via BBC