Man reunited with dog after ‘petnapping’ ordeal

A Southport man has been reunited with his dog after it was found miles away from home in a Scarisbrick garden.

The puppy was found shivering and scared by residents in a Smithy Lane garden in Scarisbrick.

Earlier in the evening the dog’s owner posted a desperate appeal to help find his dog after it had been allegedly taken from his house without permission by a person known to him.

A subsequent Facebook appeal was launched and online detectives managed to link the appeal to the pup’s discovery on a local community Facebook group in neighbouring West Lancashire.

The dog has now been safely reunited and is being cared for.