Stolen dog ‘happy’ to be rescued by police during routine vehicle stop

A stolen dog appears to be very happy after police stopped the car she was being transported in and took her home. The female pooch was allegedly robbed from her family in Scotland almost five months ago – but was miraculously recovered by officers during a routine traffic stop on Monday.

In pictures shared by Tayside Police, the collie looks delighted to be safe again, and can be seen attempting to lick the face of one officer as she is transported to the station. The force confirmed the pet has now been reunited with her delighted owners after a long time apart.

The black and white dog was allegedly taken from her home in Wick, Caithness, in March, the Daily Record reports.

Police traced her on the Stirling Road in Milnathort almost five months later – around 230 miles away.

A 66-year-old man has now been charged for suspectedly stealing the pet, along with alleged road offences.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The dog was stolen from an address in Wick on Saturday, 19 March, 2022.

“On Monday, August 8, officers on patrol stopped a car on the Stirling Road in Milnathort near Kinross around 5.15 pm.

“Following enquiry, a 66-year-old man has been charged in connection with alleged theft of the dog and road traffic offences. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Another beloved dog has been returned to her owner after being missing for seven painful years.

Sprocker spaniel Flash, 11, was reunited with heartbroken Emma Drewett, 49, after being rescued from a breeder.

Gamekeeper Emma said the wait was a “living hell” not knowing if her much-loved pet was safe, or even alive.

Flash was stolen in 2015, with Emma and her teenage son Luke fearing they would never see their pup again.

But incredibly, Flash was found by a kind dog lover almost 200 miles away from Emma’s home in Little Marlowe, Bucks.