Dasha the Greyhound was taken from the garden of his Derbyshire home back in the summer of 2014. His owners reported the theft to the police, notified local vets and searched desperately - but there was no trance to be found of their missing dog.
Fast forward almost three years, and a dark Greyhound was found wandering country lanes in Herefordshire by a farmer.
Enforcement Officer Dave Poolton was called out, and found the dog to be microchipped to his original owners.
He said, "When I saw that the dog was last registered in Derbyshire several years ago, I naturally assumed that the microchip was out of date. Nevertheless, I called Jessica, and the first thing she did was burst into tears. I have to admit, I welled up a little myself!"
"I genuinely believed I would never see Dasha again," Jessica said. "He was only four when he was stolen from our back garden. As soon as we had the call from Dave, I travelled straight down to Herefordshire to get Dasha and bring him back home."
It just goes to show you should never give up hope!
Featured image via Herefordshire Council