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When a pet dog goes missing, it is a traumatic time for its owners, and after more than two weeks without any sightings, a lot of people would begin to give up hope.
Alison Taylor from Penrith in Cumbria was about to admit defeat when she had a call to say her beloved Patterdale terrier had been found 100 miles away.
Watch Lizzie's full story below.
Mrs Taylor says that she could not believe her pet dog Lizzie had been found by a dog warden 100 miles from home:
Veterinary surgeon Laura McKirdy says that Lizzie and her owner would not have been reunited without the microchip information, and is urging everyone to have their pets microchipped:
Alison Taylor describes the night Lizzie was stolen from their farm near Penrith:
A pet dog that had been missing for almost three weeks has been reunited with her owner, after being found over 100 miles from home.
Lizzie, the 9-month-old Patterdale terrier, was stolen from the farm where she lives on 27th April.
Her owner Alison Taylor was left distraught, and searched for her every day for more than two weeks.
Her husband then received a phonecall to say Lizzie had been found, but not near her Penrith home- she was found near Wigan.
A dog warden found her and as she was microchipped, the vet was able to locate her owners.
Apart from losing some weight picking up a few scratches, Lizzie is fit and well and is settled back in at home.
Mrs Taylor says that she had almost given up hope of ever finding her, and is over the moon to have her back home with the family.