Remember #runningcollie?! This dog was running around the Northfield, Longbridge and Rednal area for at least a couple of weeks, originally wearing a collar and lead which he managed to shake after some time!
#runningcollie was caught by a lady in West Heath on the 29th but unfortunately escaped again! The following morning, B31 Voices were called when B31 Voices reader Sarah Gee and a PC cornered the dog outside Longbridge Police Station. Unfortunately, the dog bolted again when they tried to get it in to the Police Van!
Later that day an anonymous text told us that the dog had been caught and taken in to a lady’s home. We’ve never been able to confirm this but there’s been no confirmed sightings of the dog since then!
Last night we received an anonymous update on #runningcollie!
We’re told he was suffering from diarrhoea when he was taken in but that has now cleared up and he is fit and well. He has settled into his new home with a new owner and a canine companion and has not tried to run away again.
We’re still getting phone calls, texts, emails, tweets and facebook messages about this dog – he touched everyone’s hearts and so many in the community were watching out for him or out actively looking for him.
On behalf of #runningcollie, thank you to anyone who looked for him, tried to catch him, spread the word about him, or spotted him and helped us track him during his epic Forrest Gump style adventure!
Special thanks should go to Donna and Lyn of Animal House Rescue who spent many, many hours out looking for him, based on sightings you shared with us – the Animal House volunteers do a fantastic job and are very dedicated to the animals they care for.
In honour of #runningcollie, we ask that you consider making a donation to support their work.