Man and dog reunited after two years

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A man and his dog were reunited after two years.

Austin, a rare chihuahua pug crossbreed often known as a chugg, was taken – along with his brother Harley – during a London house burglary two years ago when the pair were not even a year old.

Two years later, on March 29, Austin was handed in to a pet store in Tilgate.

Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens were called and were quickly able to establish that Anil Malhotra  was the young dog’s owner thanks to the information held in Austin’s microchip.

Community wardens called Mr Malhotra, who still lives in London, and the pair were reunited the very next day.

The grateful dog owner said: “Austin and Harley were taken two years ago when they were only puppies. I’m really happy to have Austin back; he recognised me straightaway and he’s settling in well now he’s back home.

“I was really impressed by the work of the Community Wardens and they made the process really smooth for me. I’d definitely recommend getting your dog microchipped – if Austin didn’t have one he’d still be missing.”

Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens.

Email nicola.glemas@crawley.go.uk to arrange an appointment.

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12:28pm Sat 3 May 14

Mr chock says...

ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ...
i want some chips
ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ... i want some chips Mr chock
  • Score: -5

3:26pm Sat 3 May 14

rolivan says...

Mr chock wrote:
ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ...
i want some chips
All "Animals" should be microchipped and sterilised if necessary.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ... i want some chips[/p][/quote]All "Animals" should be microchipped and sterilised if necessary. rolivan
  • Score: 10

6:33pm Sat 3 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

What a shame Harley wasn't handed in at the same time - I hope he's safe and well and reunited with his owner and brother very soon.
What a shame Harley wasn't handed in at the same time - I hope he's safe and well and reunited with his owner and brother very soon. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 10

6:55pm Sat 3 May 14

qm says...

rolivan wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ...
i want some chips
All "Animals" should be microchipped and sterilised if necessary.
. . . and the subtext is . . . . ? ;)
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh thats lovely .. Dog owners can now take advantage of free microchipping provided by the council’s community wardens. ... i want some chips[/p][/quote]All "Animals" should be microchipped and sterilised if necessary.[/p][/quote]. . . and the subtext is . . . . ? ;) qm
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Sun 4 May 14

Terry K says...

Muzzle all dogs, join the campaign!.
Muzzle all dogs, join the campaign!. Terry K
  • Score: -3

7:21pm Mon 5 May 14

Roundbill says...

Terry K wrote:
Muzzle all dogs, join the campaign!.
Will there be cake? I'm only joining if there's going to be cake.
[quote][p][bold]Terry K[/bold] wrote: Muzzle all dogs, join the campaign!.[/p][/quote]Will there be cake? I'm only joining if there's going to be cake. Roundbill
  • Score: 2

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