Family's delight as missing dog is found

Runaway Ralf has been found - safe, sound and rather hungry Credit: Zoe Kiely

The search for a missing cockapoo prompted the posting of a £250 reward and even its own Facebook page - "Let's find Ralf and bring him home" and now the much loved dog is home safe and sound.

Zoe Kiely from Mannamead was heartbroken when eight-year-old Ralf ran off from a relative's home in Ivybridge on Monday 14 March.

The hunt for Ralf went viral on social media with a number of sightings. Zoe herself went out looking for her "soulmate" pooch every day and hasn't been able to sleep properly since.

But tonight she should sleep soundly as a farmer found the canine escapee sleeping in a barn in Ugborough and Zoe has been reunited with her faithful friend.