Dog Found in Winchester Reunited 1 Year On
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A dog found in Winchester has been reunited with her owner in Wiltshire 1 YEAR on from when she went missing.
The year-old female brindle lurcher called Zulu was found as a stray dog at Swanmore College on 13 October.
She was then taken to a local veterinary surgery, and collected by Winchester City Council’s Animal Welfare Service that afternoon.
Senior Animal Welfare Officer Dave Griffiths explains that Zulu was microchipped: “It was registered to a Devon address though. I left a message on the telephone number given to say that we had found the dog.
“Some people pass dogs on and forget to update the microchip database so, as it was so far away, I wasn’t optimistic that we would locate the owner. “
Dog Found In Winchester Reunited 1 Year On – Value of Microchipping
However, Dave was very pleased when Zulu’s excited owner rang the next day. Danny Allan now lives in Wiltshire.
He says he was heartbroken when thieves broke down a garden fence last year and stole Zulu when she was only 15 weeks old.
He came down to collect Zulu and showed Dave pictures of the two of them together when she was a puppy.
Dave says it’s a wonderful outcome: “It shows the value of microchipping as an identification method and as a deterrent to dog thieves. All dogs need to be microchipped by law as of 6 April 2016 and the details held on the microchip database must be kept up to date.”