Heartwarming moments pair reunite with their cocker spaniel Bonnie, who was found 200 kilometers away from their home after she was stolen six years ago
- Bonnie was stolen from the couple’s home in Durham in May 2014
- Owners Simon and Caroline Hall had given up hope of seeing their dog again
- But six years later, Bonnie was found in Norfolk and reunited with her family
A cocker spaniel named Bonnie, who was stolen six years ago, was reunited with his family after being found 200 miles away.
The emotional footage shows Simon Hall, 50, and his wife Caroline, 48, seeing their beloved pooch Bonnie again after giving up hope of seeing her again.
Bonnie she was stolen in May 2014 and the couple from Durham said they had checked all the lost dog places until two years ago.
On Thursday, November 19, the couple were very happy to receive a call from a dog sitter informing them that Bonnie was found 200 miles from her home in Norfolk – just the day before her 10th birthday.
Mrs Hall said: ‘We just can not believe it. It was only a few years ago that I gave up hope, but I still checked all the lost dog pages.
“It’s all a bit surreal.
“I had prepared for the fact that she might look bad, but in fact she looks quite good. I know the vets have cared for her wonderfully. ‘
It is believed that Bonnie was stolen for breeding, and the Terrington St John Veterinary Center, where she underwent a hysterectomy yesterday, believes the latest litter was within the last two months.
Caroline and Simon Hall had given up hope of finding their cocker spaniel Bonnie after six years
She added: ‘We are taking her home again and introducing her to our second dog, Jessie, and just having a quiet night in front of the fire.
‘I also think her birthday will be quiet.’
Sir. Hall said, ‘Gosh knows what she’s been through. It does not think about it, but at least we can get her back for a few more years and give her a little love, care and attention. ‘
Fenland District Council dog sitter Caroline Trigg, who also runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue on Walton Highway, was very pleased to be able to reunite Halls with Bonnie.
‘With missing dogs, they sometimes go in the morning and are back in the afternoon – or a few days at most. I never knew a dog was gone so long before.
The couple were thrilled to be reunited with their dog Bonnie, who was found 200 miles away from home
‘I think Bonnie has had a hard time with the breeding side. Someone has made a lot of money out of her, which is very sad.
‘And she’s clearly never been to a vet in the six and a half years, otherwise her chip would have been read.
‘But it’s wonderful to be able to get her back to her loving home – just the good news we need this year.’
The family added that it was fortunate that Bonnie had become microchipped, as without them perhaps never having been reunited.