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Labrador found months later and hundreds of miles away!

A FAMILY pet dog that went missing eight months ago from Ammanford, Wales has turned up safe and well - 300 miles away in Yorkshire!

Just how the ten-year-old labrador named Sparky managed the amazing feat is anybody's guess, although dog theft is suspected. However, his overjoyed family who thought they would never see him again are just pleased to have him home.

Helen Davis, of Penygroes Road, Caerbryn, and her devastated children searched high and low after the dog suddenly disappeared in June last year.

‘Sparky, who was well-known and quite a character in the village, seemed to have disappeared from the face of the earth,’ said Helen. ‘He just went missing after taking a stroll around the village after the house gate was left open.’

Posters featuring a photo of missing Sparky were plastered across the Ammanford and Carmarthen area.

Ms Davis said she also put the Labrador's details on the Internet missing dog registry DogLost UK.

It was discovered he had somehow ended up in a dog pound in Chorley, Lancashire, before being released to a Mrs Penny Brooks who lived in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Mrs Brooks spotted Sparky's details on the web and contacted Ms Davis to tell her she now had the animal.
The delighted Ammanford family then set off on a 600-mile round trip to be reunited with their beloved pet.

Police have previously expressed concerns about the number of dogs being stolen in Carmarthenshire in recent years.

As reported previously, thirty-six dogs and puppies valued at £15,000 were stolen from Pengoiallt Farm, Flingwm Uchaf, at the beginning of this month.

by Nick Mays