THE OWNER of a dog which went missing in Solihull and was then found again has praised the community for all the help they gave in helping secure her pet’s safe return.
She contacted the Observer to thank everyone for their efforts after the incident this week.
Isla, a six-year-old Tibetan terrier, arrived at her new home on Sunday but then on Tuesday she bolted and escaped through an open door.
She had been for a walk in Hillfield Park and, that must have been on her mind, as there were sightings of her there.
The owner is in her 70s and does not really interact on social media but people were more than happy to post the picture – of Isla next to a Christmas tree in Highfield Park – and information. Many also shared the appeal.
The owner even contacted the breeder she got Isla from who journeyed to Solihull in the hope the dog would recognise her voice.
Eventually, Isla was found and captured in Endwood Drive, off Alder Park Road, after getting into the breeder’s car. She is now back home.
The owner said: “Isla was very scared but is safe and well.
“Everybody was so helpful – I would like to thank them for everything they did.
“Without all the sightings we received, I don’t think she would have been found.
“It has been a tough year and this has restored my faith in humanity.
“Without their help Isla would not be back where she belongs.”