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Lost dog is found 12 miles away from home
12:58pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A RESCUE dog who went missing three days after being rehomed has been found more than 12 miles from where he first went missing.
Domino, a male terrier, was rescued from flooding in Bangkok, Thailand, by rescue charity Soi Dogs was rehomed with a family in North Road, Darlington, but escaped on Sunday (March 3) after the front door was left open.
After launching a rescue campaign through The Northern Echo, local radio and social networks, Soi Dogs volunteers received a call yesterday (Thursday) to say that Domino had been spotted in Sedgefield, more than 12 miles from Darlington.
There had earlier been reported sightings of the white dog in Newton Aycliffe.
The terrified dog was found a short time later, hiding under a hedge, and is now being cared for by charity volunteers.
Niz Khan, from Soi Dogs, said: “I want to thank everyone who helped to publicise Domino’s loss and to the people who helped to find him. Our volunteers were told he was in Sedgefield and were tramping through fields thinking they were looking for a needle in a haystack when they suddenly found him under a hedge.
“He’s exhausted, terrified and a bit worse for wear, but at least he’s now safe.”