An unexpected reunion occurred when a veterinarian contacted to inform that their lost dog had been discovered – after more than 11 years.
Sarah Covell of Buckland Newton, Dorset, reported the Jack Russell terrier named Crumpet went missing from the family’s back yard in 2010.
Covell claimed she, her husband, and their two children, Elektra and Tallulah, scoured the region for Crumpet for weeks but found no trace of him. This month, Covell received a phone call.
“I got a phone call from an emergency vets in Bournemouth to say that they had found my dog, and my first thought was that one of my three terriers had managed to get out,” Covell told the Dorset Echo. “Then when she said they had looked at the microchip and her name was Crumpet I couldn’t believe it.”
Crumpet was found wandering loose in Poole Quay, and was brought into the veterinary clinic, where she was scanned for a microchip.
“I was on my bike at the time and I nearly fell off, I was so shocked. I had given up on hoping she would come back and thought she was lost forever. It’s so lovely that she has come home,” Covell said.
Covell said Crumpet has health problems including a heart murmur and tumors in both of her ears that have left her completely deaf.
“It seems that someone might have taken her and then, when they thought she would be expensive with vet bills, just dumped her,” Covell said.
She said the family is now working with a vet to get Crumpet’s health issues addressed.
“It’s such a shame that we have missed the best years of her life, but hopefully we will have some more with her,” she said.