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Stray dog rescued after two years on the run

Tuesday January 17th 2017

A stray dog in Wales that has evaded dog wardens for two years has finally been rescued after a collision with a car.

The road accident took place in Whitland, Carmarthenshire on January 5, and led to the "wily" hound being captured by RSPCA staff.

The pooch is believed to have been on the run for two years, after his owner sadly passed away. He is now on the road to recovery and the local council are looking for its new forever home.

Councillor Jim Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council's executive board member for public protection, added: "Our dog wardens have chased the tail of this dog on a few occasions, but never with any success.

"He is recovering well after a big operation and getting plenty of TLC."

Whitland PCSO Sarah Thomas said over the past two years the police have received many calls about the dog running on the road and thanks the RSPCA staff who attended to the injured pooch.

Cllr Jones added: "We deal with around 800 stray dogs every year in Carmarthenshire, and our wardens work hard to reunite lost dogs with their owners and arrange any care and re-homing they may need.

"All stray dogs should be reported to us immediately so we can provide the care the dog needs as soon as possible."

Copyright Press Association 2017