Pup is reunited with her owner 12 years after she was snatched up
Dog days are over! Pet is reunited with her owner 12 YEARS after she went missing as a puppy
- Liz Eldridge’s pup Missie was snatched in February 2011 and never found
- Liz spent years searching for the missing dog before finally losing hope of being reunited
- But pup spotted last week and now reunited in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
A dog that disappeared when she was just a puppy has been found – nearly 12 years later.
Owner Liz Eldridge spent eight years driving across the country looking for possible sightings. But in the end she gave up all hope of seeing her border terrier again after she was none of them.
The 51-year-old NHS worker believes she was stolen in February 2011 after buying her as a birthday present for her son Oscar.
But then Missie was found out of the blue last Tuesday by a member of the public and was eventually returned to Liz’s home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Sadly, the dog lover said that Missie had been used for breeding so was very shy but is now on the mend.
NHS worker Liz Eldridge spent more than a decade searching for her pup Missie, who had been snatched as a puppy. The two were reunited in Harpenden last week when a member of the public spotted Missie
Liz said, “It was a mix of pure joy and sadness. Because Mission was in terrible shape.
“She had clearly been used for breeding constantly and was very nervous and timid.
“We think she was chained and beaten.”
She added, “Every time I went to put a leash on, she was so scared.”
Mission before she went missing. Unfortunately the dog lover said Missie had been used for breeding so was very shy but is now on the mend
Missie is getting used to life with her family again, 12 years after she was stolen and used to fapping
But after a week at home and lots of tender loving care, Missie is now showing signs of improvement.
Liz added, “Her tail is starting to wag and hopefully she’s starting to realize she’s back home safe and sound.”
Liz explained that Missie was first given to the dog keeper after she was found because her microchip was still in her breeder’s name, but she was eventually returned to her rightful owner.
She urged all dog owners to microchip their pets.
“I hadn’t gotten around to changing the breeder’s details to mine, so there were a few complications,” she continued.
The 51-year-old NHS worker believes she was stolen in February 2011 after buying her as a birthday present for her son Oscar. In the picture before her disappearance
“We got there in the end, but I would like this to be a lesson for all owners to remember to update their pet’s records.
“It only takes a few minutes, but it’s vital and could mean the difference between finding your pet or losing it forever.”