Miss­ing dog found

Isis Town and Country - - News -

JOSH Flem­ing’s chi­nes­e­crested dog Ju­nior has re­turned safely to Glad­stone and is now fol­low­ing him around like a shadow.

The five-year-old dog was taken from the fam­ily’s Illawarra Dr home and hid­den for more than three weeks at Childers, with fears he had been used as a bait dog.

Mr Flem­ing and his mother Mikki Herd said they had been dis­traught by his dis­ap­pear­ance.

“We drove around for four days straight look­ing for him and putting up posters,” Ms Herd said.

Ac­cord­ing to Ms Herd, a cou­ple vis­it­ing Glad­stone with their fe­male dog (which was on heat at the time) lured Ju­nior into their car.

“They took him to Childers to breed him with theirs but be­ing a rare breed, he was a pretty ob­vi­ous new ad­di­tion,” she said.

“The one reg­is­tered chi­nese-crested breeder down there got wind of it and they went and in­ves­ti­gated for us – sure enough it was Ju­nior.”

The breeder then took Ju­nior to Gympie to be re­united with its own­ers.

The fam­ily said it could not thank the com­mu­nity enough for its sup­port and wanted to re­mind oth­ers not to give up hope for miss­ing pets.

PHOTO: ROSIE O’BRIEN

RE­UNITED: Josh Flem­ing is happy to have Ju­nior home un­harmed af­ter he was stolen and taken to Childers.

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