Stolen dog re-united with owner after Facebook campaign

Jess the dog (Photo: Michael Williams)

Jess was rescued after bar promotions staff noticed men dragging her through the city centre

A stolen collie dog has today been re-united with her owner after a campaign by Facebook users.

Jess went missing from her Llanedeyrn home yesterday and was spotted by concerned bar promotions staff in the early hours of this morning.

Staff from Cardiff’s Buffalo and 10 Feet Tall bars rescued Jess after they spotted two men dragging her through the city centre around 02:00am on Friday 27 August.

She was passed on by the group to Cardiff City Council’s dog warden this morning.

But one of her rescuers, Michael Williams,  decided more needed to be done for the lost dog and posted her image on social networking site Facebook to try to track Jess’s owners down.

The link to Jess’s picture and her story spread across users of the site in Cardiff and this afternoon there was a happy end to this shaggy dog tale when Jess’s owner got in touch.

22-year-old Tsarena Lomax, said she was delighted at the news that Jess had been found safe;

“A girl I know from work spotted her picture on Facebook and asked me if I’d found Jess yet” said Ms. Lomax.

“I said ‘no’ and she  said ‘I think I have’ and she sent me a link to the picture and sure enough it was her.”

Ms. Lomax is collecting Jess from the Cardiff City Dog Warden this afternoon.

Speaking to ITV Wales Mr. Williams said he was “thrilled” at the way things had turned out;

“It just made sense to use Facebook to try to find her owner, especially as she was such a lovely dog.” said Mr. Williams.

“It’s so nice to have a happy ending for a change!”