How's this for a happy ending?
Last April, former Irish rugby international Peter Clohessy and his family appealed for help after their two beloved rottweilers were stolen from their Murroe, Co. Limerick home.
This led to nine months of painstaking searching and social media appeals to anyone who had any information about the whereabouts of the pooches, named Robin and Jessie.
Incredibly, Robin has now been located as far away as the Wicklow Mountains. Peter's wife, Anna Gibson Steel told the Limerick Leader:
“We got her home late on Saturday night. It is quite an incredible story,”
“On Wednesday night at 1.30am a chap called Frank McHugh, who lives in the Wicklow Mountains, was driving home. He saw a black heap that he kind of knew was a dog but he thought it was his own sheep dog. So he stopped, got out and saw Robin.
“She was so weak that she couldn’t stand. They lifted her into the car, brought her to the vet the next day and he said there was 24 hours max left in her,”
Frank’s daughter then Ciara put up a photo on her Facebook page and Anna was quickly contacted. The power of social media, wha?
While Robin is home safe and sound, the family remain on the lookout for Jessie but as Anna points out in the above post, this story only serves to reassure owners of missing pets that they should never give up hope.