Toby the blind and deaf terrier is found safe and well and sleeping on a comfy bed after he went missing in Wisbech for three days

Toby has been reunited with his owner in Wisbech thanks to Dog Lost.co.uk PHOTO: Dog Lost

Toby has been reunited with his owner in Wisbech thanks to Dog Lost.co.uk PHOTO: Dog Lost - Credit: Archant

A 19 year old dog who is blind and deaf has been reunited with his owner after getting lost for three days in Wisbech.

The little Jack Russell terrier was reunited with his delighted owner thanks to charity group Dog Lost.

He had managed to go missing while out with his owner Ernie Gowler, a well known face around town, where he travels in his disability scooter with a trailer, said Dog Lost Cambridgeshire co-ordinator Sarah Price.

She said: “It has been a terrible time for him. Dogs are a part of the family, knowing his very much loved pet was lost, being so old and not being able to hear or see, you can imagine it caused sleepless nights, so much worry.

“Ernie is over the moon.”


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The dog had somehow got lost on Friday March 31. He was then found by a couple who took him in.

He was reunited today (Monday 3).

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Sarah said: “Apparently Toby has been sleeping on their bed and really living the high life, what a happy end to this story.

“The couple came across our Facebook page and realised the dog they were caring for was Toby and they got in touch.

“Not only was he found but he had been having a lovely time in between!”

“Being a volunteer with this group can be upsetting at times but very rewarding when stories like this end well.”

• DogLost helps reunite thousands of missing dogs with their owners every year. In the past 12 years, they have assisted more than 70,000 owners and helped reunite nearly 55,000 dogs.

• DogLost is run almost entirely by volunteers and they charge no fees for their services.

• It is an extraordinary tale of one woman’s devotion to being a dog lover. Jayne Hayes set up the website to reunite missing pets with their owners after her own Miniature French Bulldog was stolen. Realising how little help was available for owners she set about providing help for others in the same position.

• DogLost boasts more than 100 official area co-ordinators and volunteers who are supported by thousands of helpers. Countless owners who have got their dogs back after a mammoth effort say they only carried on using the strength they were given by DogLost volunteers.

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