Bury school teacher reunites missing dogs with their owners

Greater Manchester Lost Dog Search & Rescue Capture Team
Missing dogs are being reunited with their owners Credit: ITV

A primary school teacher in Bury has helped reunite hundreds of missing dogs with their owners, including one who was hiding in tunnels underneath a motorway.

Michelle Newns-Peers is the founder of Greater Manchester Lost Dog Search & Rescue Capture Team. She says there has been a big rise in dogs being abandoned since lockdown.

She told ITV News: "Dogs are my world, really, they always have been and with Juliet I found out that actually I can help here, I can do something to try to get people's dogs back to them."

Although she has no idea of the exact number of how many dogs she has managed to catch over the years, she says it is in the hundreds and she does all of this in her spare time.

Describing what she does when she rescues dogs, often really late at night, Ms Newns-Peers said: "The dog will walk in and reach for the food, which is there and then they'll stand on a plate here, and then that activates the door."