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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


Search for missing dog: Full report

A major search operation is underway in the Lake District, by a couple who are looking for their lost pet.

They've spent hundrends of pounds and travelled thousands of miles in the search for their Jack Russell.

Paul and Wendy Meadows, who live in Southport, have travelled to Patterdale near Ullswater almost every day.

Their pet, four-year-old Joey, disappeared on a visit there just before Christmas.

Matthew Taylor has the full report:

Anyone who has seen Joey is asked to contact Cumbria Police or Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

Pictures of missing dog

Four-year-old Joey has been missing since 18th December, when he ran off from his owner near High Street above Ullswater.

The Jack Russell has similar markings to a sheep dog, has a black and silver collar, is microchipped and has a docked tail.

His owners, Wendy and Paul Meadows, have been travelling up rom Southport almost daily to search for him.

They've clocked up more then 1,000 miles in the process.

Joey has been missing since 18th December Credit: Wendy Meadows
Missing Jack Russell 'Joey' Credit: Wendy Meadows

Couple travel hundreds of miles to search for missing dog

A couple from Southport have been travelling around 160 miles to Ullswater, almost daily, to search for their missing dog.

The four-year-old black and white coloured Jack Russell, called Joey, ran off whilst out a walk with his owner, Paul Meadows.

Mr Meadows was walking along High Street, above Ullswater, on 18th December when Joey took off in the mist to see other dogs.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team have been helping Paul and his wife Wendy search for Joey, but so far they have been unsuccessful.


Couple appeal for missing dog

'Missing' posters of Joey are on display around Ullswater Credit: ITV Border

A couple from Southport who lost their dog whilst walking in the Lake District are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

Paul Meadows was walking on High Street, above Patterdale, on 18th December when the four-year-old Jack Russell, called Joey, took off after seeing other dogs.

Paul and his wife Wendy have been travelling up to Patterdale almost daily to search for their dog.

Joey is a black and white Jack Russell, who has a black and silver collar, a docked tail and is micro-chipped.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team or Cumbria Police.