Willey’s owner tracks down his pet after reading the Daily News.
Willey’s owner tracks down his pet after reading the Daily News.

Reader reunites with missing dog

AN ARTICLE in the Daily News last Saturday has led to a man and his best friend being reunited.

A farmer was relieved to see his lost kelpie alive and well when he opened the paper last weekend.

The dog, tentatively nicknamed Blackie by carers but which has the real name of Willey, fell off the back of a ute when its owner was heading from Warwick to Inglewood.

Donna Tanner, from West Warwick Veterinary Services, said the owner hadn't realised his dog's chain had broken and didn't know where he had come off the ute.

“He saw the picture in the paper on Saturday morning and recognised him immediately,” she said.

“He called us and came in to get him.

“He was very happy to have the dog home.”

Willey was found on Monday morning, wandering along the Cunningham Highway, near the Pratten turn-off.

He had sustained some head injuries in his fall and was taken to West Warwick Veterinary Services clinic for treatment.

The vet clinic continued to treat and look after the dog throughout the week in the hope its owner would claim him.

Mrs Tanner said it was good to see a happy ending for the dog and, despite his injuries, Willey was in good shape.

After recovering well throughout the week, the lucky pup was sent home.



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