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Animal rescue teams bid to find lost pets in Whaley Bridge

Teams will help find animals left behind when the evacuation took place.

An RAF Chinook helicopter flies in sandbags to help repair the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire after it was damaged by heavy rainfall.
An RAF Chinook helicopter flies in sandbags to help repair the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire after it was damaged by heavy rainfall.

Specialist animal search and rescue teams will be helping police to reunite pets with their owners in Whaley Bridge.

Animal Search UK will be on site on Saturday to help find pets left behind when the evacuation took place amid fears a reservoir dam could collapse.

The organisation said “around a hundred” people had been in touch with concerns over missing pets but could not provide an accurate figure for how many were left in Whaley Bridge.

A spokesman said: “Some people who went to work were unable to return home and get their pets when the evacuation took place.”

Anyone concerned about a pet left behind can contact them on 01244 355247.

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