THE OWNER of a dog who went missing in Bangor has been ‘overwhlemed’, as the support of the community helped her find her beloved pet.
We reported in this week’s Chronicle that dozens of Maesgeirchen residents helped in the search for deaf canine Tess, who went missing from her home on Thursday, February 14.
Fears for 15-year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier were growing despite hundreds of people backing a widely-publicised Facebook campaign.
But everything changed for the better when Tess was spotted around the back of Costa coffee on the High Street on Wednesday.
Ms Sykes said: “My partner’s friend was just walking past and he said, ‘I know that dog’. After a few phone calls, she was back here.
“I’ve never been so relieved.
“She’s ever so clean, but she’s gone quite a bit thinner and quite stiff.”
After six days of seacrhing, Tess is now back at home safely and Ms Sykes now has plans to make sure the lovable fido doens’t stray too far again in future.
She added: “There’s no words to describe it. It was overwhelming, I never thought I would get that much support. I really thought that after six nights out there, she was lost. I’m just so gratfeul to everyone.
“It’s awful because she’s like part of the family, and if anything she’s the baby of the family.
“I wouldn’t want her to do it again, that’s for sure. I’m going to get her chipped, and I’v ordered some dog tags, so hopefully she won’t leave us again! ”