A man and his dog have been reunited thanks to the Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service and the power of a microchip.
Roxy the Mastiff was stolen from her home in early December after thieves cut through a gate in Warden. The owner, Mr Dan Tabi, logged her as missing through the microchip company in case her chip was scanned. He later moved to a new address believing he’d never see Roxy again, but updated her microchip anyway in the hopes that one day she’d be found.
On Thursday last week (7 February) a member of the public rang our team to report a large straying dog wandering around the beach on Warden Bay Road. The Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service then picked up Roxy, and Mr. Tabi received some very welcome news via post.
Upon receiving a letter which made him aware Roxy had been found, Mr. Tabi was both elated and overjoyed stating that ‘he was absolutely over the moon’ to know that she was safe. The pair were reunited over the weekend.
We are still keen to know what happened to Roxy between when she was taken and when she was found, if anyone has any idea where Roxy was kept or has any information it should be reported to the police immediately.
We urge all owners to microchip their pets so we can work with companies such as Petlog or Identibase to identify your dog as quickly as possible.
If you want to microchip your pet or are unsure if your details are up to date, then please contact the council on 01795 417850 to book an appointment for a Dog Warden to visit you.