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Collie Casey back home after 50 mile dander

By Alexander Britton

A dog which was missing for six weeks has been reunited with its owner after wandering 50 miles away from home.

Border collie Casey disappeared from Spilsby in Lincolnshire, where he was being cared for by a friend of the owner.

His owners made attempts to track him down via Facebook, and the dog was eventually rescued by wardens at a Waitrose car park in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Alan Batty, manager of the dog warden service at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said the service was able to reunite Casey with his owner thanks to his microchip.

He said: "It wasn't until we checked him for a microchip and contacted his owner that we realised how lucky the dog was, as he was registered to an address in Skegness.

"We do not know how he ended up in Newark, but we had one relieved and emotional owner who couldn't wait to collect him from us.

"It was a very emotional reunion for dog and owners when they went into his kennel."

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