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Dog owner reunited with pet three years after she was stolen from Antrim home

Dog owner reunited with Riley. Credit: Helen Marks
Dog owner reunited with Riley. Credit: Helen Marks

This is the touching moment an owner was reunited with her dog three years after she was stolen from her home in Antrim.

Riley's owners were devastated when the dog was taken from their home but they never gave up hope of being reunited with the pet because she was microchipped.

Helen Marks, from Corran Kennels in Downpatrick, said: "On Tuesday a gentleman found her straying in the Castlewellan area and brought her to the kennels. We scanned her and discovered that she was chipped but unfortunately the phone number wasn’t up to date.

"Luckily her owner had added an email address and had posted a lovely photo of Rielly. We sent an email and today there were tears of joy all round when they were reunited. A very happy ending!"

Corran Kennels has been the kenneling contractor for Ards, North Down and Down District Councils for the past 13 years, with more than 13,000 dogs passing through the kennels during that period.

The kennels seeks to rehome dogs that are found straying or when owners can no long look after them.

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