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Owners in disbelief after unexpected call from council officer about their dog

brown border collie standing next to smiling owner dog-wow
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There are few things more stressful than a missing dog. After a year without their pooch this family had given up, but things were about to take a surprising turn…

By Natasha James

Published on the 29/07/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

Appy the Border Collie was a much-loved family pet, so when he disappeared one day, his owners were understandably distraught.

A wide-ranging search

They searched high and low but the pup was nowhere to be found. Thankfully, Appy the dog had been chipped so the family knew that if he ever turned up, they'd know about it.

However, after a long year, they had resigned themselves to never seeing their beloved pooch again.

A mysterious adventure

And so, imagine their surprise when the phone rang unexpectedly and a council officer some 150km away called to say Appy had been found!

The dog appeared to be nourished and in good shape but nothing else is known about the adventures he’d encountered in his time away from home!

The importance of a chip

The story just goes to prove the importance of microchipping pets. The council worker from Mid Murray Council who found the pup said there’s no way the owners could have been located were it not for his chip.

We hope that little Appy has had enough adventures to last him a lifetime so that he can now spend far more time curled up at his owner’s feet rather than undertaking any further 150km adventures!

We wish the family and Appy a very happy reunion!


Good News Story 🐾 Meet Appy...last Friday Appy was reunited with his family after being missing for over 12 months. ...

Posted by Mid Murray Council on Thursday, July 9, 2020