Dog reunited with owner after four years

A dog which was stolen has been reunited with its owner in Blackpool after years apart.

Nala, a Staffordshire bull terrier was first reported stolen in 2014 and was mistakenly bought by someone else.

The new owner then moved down to Kent, and as part of a routine check-up, nurses discovered a microchip, revealing where she came from.

It was a pleasure to be able to reunite the dog with its rightful owner.

After being away for so long it was great to see the recognition Nala had for her family.

The person who had innocently bought Nala was extremely supportive and although they were also a victim in this they helped us to ensure she was returned.

It shows the importance of micro-chipping your pets, which is a legal requirement, in returning lost and stolen pets with their rightful owners.

– Pc Martyn Tulk Kent Police