Dog stolen 6 years ago and found 200 miles from home reunited with owners

A dog who was stolen from a couple six years ago has been reunited with her family after being found 200 miles from home.

Bonnie was taken from Simon Hall 50, and his wife Caroline, 48, in May 2014, and the couple had checked lost dog sites for years before giving up hope.

On Thursday, November 19, Simon and Caroline received an unexpected call from Ravenswood Pet Rescue in Wisbech, Norfolk.

Beloved Bonnie had been found, and Caroline Trigg, who runs the rescue, said it is likely she was stolen to breed, with the most recent litter within the last two months.

Carolina said the family "can’t believe it" and prepared herself for the fact Bonnie may look in a bad way.

She said: "We just can't believe it. It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites.

"It's all a bit surreal.

"I’d prepared myself for the fact she might look in a bad way but actually she's looking quite well. I know the vets have taken wonderful care of her."

Bonnie underwent a hysterectomy and Mr Hall said questioning what their dog went through "doesn’t bear" thinking about.

He said: "Gosh knows what she's been through. It doesn't bear thinking about but at least we can get her back for a few more years and give her a bit of love and care and attention."

The couple will now take Bonnie home and introduce her to their other dog, Jessie, enjoying a "quiet night" in front of the fire.

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She said: "We'll now take her back home and introduce her to our other dog, Jessie, and just have a quiet night in front of the fire.

"I think her birthday will be a quiet one too."

Dog Warden Caroline Trigg said: "With missing dogs, sometimes they go in the morning and are back in the afternoon – or a couple of days at most. I've never known a dog to have been gone this long before.

"I think Bonnie's had a hard time with the breeding side. Someone has made a lot of money out of her, which is very sad.

"And she has clearly never been to a vet's over those six-and-a-half years or her chip would have been read.

"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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