REUNITED: ‘Stolen’ dog and worried owner

Happy again: Allan Wilson and Kipper reunited on Tuesday. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG 040112-114NG
Happy again: Allan Wilson and Kipper reunited on Tuesday. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG 040112-114NG
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RELIEVED dog owner Allan Wilson has been reunited with the best friend he feared had been stolen after a reader spotted his plight in our sister paper.

Allan made a heartfelt plea for the return of three-year-old Kipper in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press after the dog disappeared from outside The Ivy Wall in Westlode Street, Spalding, on December 23.

Allan, of Chestnut Avenue, Spalding, feared Kipper had been stolen as a Christmas gift.

But by chance, the person who has been caring for Kipper saw the appeal and within hours the pair were back together.

Allan said: “Someone had taken him from outside the pub and a day or so later dumped him outside a dog shelter.

“The shelter called the RSPCA but they were full so the shelter looked after him over Christmas.

“I got a call at about midday on Tuesday and within 15 minutes he was here.

“I was given a telling off for tying Kipper to a post and I won’t be doing it again.”