A pet canine that was stolen six years ago and forced to breed has lastly been reunited with her homeowners.
Simon and Caroline Hall misplaced Bonnie the cocker spaniel in May 2014 and have been distraught ever since.
They had each given up hope of ever seeing her once more, however she was miraculously discovered 200 miles from house in Norfolk.
After receiving a name from a canine warden, the couple, from Durham, had been reunited with Bonnie the day earlier than her 10th birthday.
They mentioned they ‘just can’t consider it’ as they shared heart-warming footage of the second they cuddled Bonnie for the primary time in six years.
Caroline, 48, mentioned: ‘It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites. It’s all a bit surreal.
‘I’d ready myself for the actual fact she may look in a nasty means however really she’s wanting fairly nicely. I do know the vets have taken fantastic care of her.’
It’s thought Bonnie was stolen to breed, and Terrington St John Veterinary Centre, the place she underwent a hysterectomy yesterday, believes the latest litter was throughout the final two months.
Caroline mentioned Bonnie had a ‘beautiful character’ and would sit pitchside till their younger son Robbie had completed enjoying rugby.
She added: ‘We’ll now take her again house and introduce her to our different canine, Jessie, and simply have a quiet evening in entrance of the fireplace.
Simon, 50, mentioned: ‘Gosh knows what she’s been via. It doesn’t bear fascinated about however at the least we are able to get her again for a couple of extra years and give her a bit of affection and care and consideration.’
Dog warden Caroline Trigg mentioned she was delighted to reunite the Halls with Bonnie.
She mentioned: ‘With missing dogs, sometimes they go in the morning and are back in the afternoon, or a couple of days at most. I’ve by no means identified a canine to have been gone this lengthy earlier than.
‘I think Bonnie’s had a tough time with the breeding aspect. Someone has made some huge cash out of her, which is very unhappy.
‘And she has clearly never been to a vet’s over these six-and-a-half years or her chip would have been learn.
‘But being able to get her back to her loving home is wonderful, just the good news we need this year.’
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