A missing dog that survived in the wild after being lost nearly seven years ago has been rescued by animal welfare workers.
The now 10-year-old husky cross named “Holly” had been lost from her home in Leamington Spa in August 2012 and was found recently, with an animal charity, The Dog’s Trust, called in to help.
Holly, who was originally adopted by Rachel Biddlecombe from The Dog’s Trust when she was just seven months old, would have been nearly 17 years old if she had remained lost until now.
In a post shared on The Dog’s Trust website, the charity explained that Holly was found by a member of the public in Warwickshire and was “skinny and underweight”.
They continued: “Holly was obviously scared when we arrived but soon came to us and curled up on her blanket for a cuddle.
“She was sedated and taken to the vets where we discovered she was microchipped, and what came next was remarkable.
“We managed to contact Rachel and arrange for her to meet Holly with her daughter Amelia, the little girl Rachel got Holly for.
“Rachel and Amelia had all but given up hope of ever finding Holly, but their hopes were answered and they were reunited after 7 years!”
Holly is now being well looked after at her new home.