A BOROUGH family have given their heartfelt thanks to the young couple who helped to reunite them with their much-loved family pet.
Staffie Major (pictured) escaped from the garden of Anita and Martin Ward’s Lode Lane home on Boxing Night. A fortnight ago we reported how Tim Woodward and girlfriend Charlotte were driving along the road, when they spotted the dog running in traffic.
They got hold of the animal and called Solihull Council, but were shocked by advice to let him loose in a quiet street.
Instead they took Major to Solihull’s 608 Vets, who managed to trace his rightful owners by his microchip.
By then the family were frantic with worry and had already been out to try to find the 18-month-old canine.
As they got back home, Tim and Charlotte, who live locally, arrived at the address to tell them the dog was safe and well. Anita was delighted to be reunited with the “lovely” dog, which came froma rescue centre and belongs to her 14-year-old son Benson
“We can’t thank the young couple enough, they were so kind to do what they did,” said the mum-of-two.
“I dread to think what would have happened to Major if they had followed Solihull Council’s advice.”