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Reunited dog 'highlights need for microchip'

Sid the dog, who was found on Scafell Credit: SSPCA

A charity that took in a dog found on England's highest peak say the case highlights the need for microchipping.

The Scottish SPCA had to appeal for the dog's owner to come forward after he was discovered on Scafell Pike, because he was not microchipped.

A week later and the dog has now returned home, after spending time at an animal welfare and rehoming centre in Glasgow.

Centre assistant manager Katrina Cavanagh said:

Unfortunately, Sid wasn’t microchipped so we couldn’t contact his owner directly. Thankfully, he came forward following our appeal and arranged for Sid to be collected as he wasn’t able to travel to Glasgow.

The owner is a local sheep farmer and Sid is one of his working dogs. He believes Sid took off after a bitch in season and had been looking for him. While he was surprised when he found out Sid was in Scotland, he was also very relieved he was safe.

Sid was delighted to see Jason, who works with his owner, and leapt into his van ready to go home, happy for his adventure to be over. He’s a lovely dog and we wouldn’t have had any trouble finding him a home if we’d needed to as we had lots of offers.

This is another example of why it’s important for pets to be microchipped.”

– Katrina Cavanagh, SSPCA