Stolen dog returns home

Bear (top) pictured with Peggy and Yogi who are still missing

Bear (top) pictured with Peggy and Yogi who are still missing - Credit: supplied

A DOG stolen from its home in Barrow Gurney has been returned to his owners after being found abandoned and underweight.

Last month, the Times reported how three dogs had been taken from a stable yard on the A38 Bridgwater Road during the night of December 6.

The two lurchers, called Bear and Peggy, and a Jack Russell cross, called Yogi, lived at the yard, where they were kept in a locked tack room overnight.

However, thieves managed to break-in and steal the dogs along with a horse driving harness.

Following their disappearance, the dogs’ owners Cheryl Caddick and her son Russell were left heartbroken.

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However, on Friday they received a call to say the black, male lurcher, Bear, had been handed into the RSPCA in Bristol after being discovered near Frenchay Hospital.

He was about half his normal weight, had cuts and sores on his body and had also been fitted with a leather collar which had been fastened extremely tight.

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However, he is now back home and is recovering well from his ordeal.

Cheryl said: “We are all now hoping that Peggy and Yogi will also soon be returned – this would definitely make 2013 a fantastic year.”

Anyone who has any information regarding the theft or the whereabouts of Peggy and Yogi can contact PC Byron Baker on 101.

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