Thursday 29 September 2016

Scafell dog reunited with owner

Published 24/05/2015 | 13:46

A male collie cross found at the summit of Scafell Pike has been reunited with his owner
A male collie cross found at the summit of Scafell Pike has been reunited with his owner

A dog found at the top of the highest mountain in England and taken in by the Scottish SPCA has been reunited with his owner.

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The animal welfare charity issued an appeal after the male collie cross was discovered at the summit of Scafell Pike in the Lake District on Saturday May 16 by Scottish holidaymakers who took him home to Ayrshire.

Nicknamed Scafell by staff at the rescue and rehoming centre in Glasgow, the dog, whose real name is Sid, has now been returned to his owner.

Centre assistant manager Katrina Cavanagh said: "The couple who found Sid told us he was petrified and they brought him home because they couldn't get help locally.

"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."

She added: "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.

"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."

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