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Stolen shelter dog found six months on!

Wood Green Animal Shelters are pleased to announce that Ike, the deaf dog stolen from the Godmanchester Shelter at the end of March this year has been found!

After an extensive search by staff at the shelters and with the help of the local media Ike has been found. The animal charity received an anonymous tip-off that Ike had been seen in Haddenham near Cambridge and after searches from both staff and local dog wardens it appears that the sighting was positive.

Ike was found living with a family who had bought Ike from a gentleman in a pub and were completely unaware that Ike had in fact been stolen from the animal charity. Once they were told about Ike's history they agreed to return him to the Shelters and bought him back in earlier this week.

Dennis Baker OBE, Chief Executive at the Shelters has said "We are so pleased to have Ike back with us. He is a special dog, who needs special care and attention. He is very well behaved but needs a little extra training to compensate for his deafness before he can be rehomed. However, we have no doubt that after his training he will be found a loving home."

The family that had originally reserved Ike at the Shelters back in March have been informed of Ike's return. Unfortunately they now have two dogs living at their home, which means they cannot take Ike on. This has caused them great sadness but they are happy in the knowledge that Ike will now be rehomed to a loving family who can give him the special training and love that he deserves.