A LOST dog has been reunited with its owner thanks to the Ellesmere Port Pioneer.
On June 10 the Pioneer reported Chester Shop Mobility employee Brian Everett was appealing for his King Charles Spaniel Susie to be returned.
Mr Everett, 74, said Susie went missing on May 10 from his car, parked by DIAL House Shop Mobility, Hamilton Place, off Frodsham Street, Chester.
The grandad, helped by Shop Mobility volunteers and his granddaughters Phoebe and Isobel Thwaite, put up hundreds of posters around the city centre but to no avail.
Mr Everett then approached the Pioneer for help.
As a result, three people contacted the Pioneer reporting sightings of Susie in Shotton and Chester.
The details were passed on to Mr Everett and the police who were able to investigate and located Susie in Higher Shotton on June 18.
Mr Everett said: “Fortunately Susie is microchipped so the police were able to scan her and confirm her identity.
“The police said they were going to check an address in the morning and by 10.30am Susie was ready to be collected at Blacon Police Station.
“She was a bit skinny and full of fleas but had not been mistreated.
“She’s lost her confidence and hides under the furniture a bit but we are delighted she is back.
“I never gave up hope that she would be returned.”
Mr Everett, of Handbridge, Chester, said about 50 people have visited DIAL House to see Susie since her return.
PC Tom Silsbury, who helped find Susie, said: “Susie was a bit thin when we found her but it is nice to be able to report a positive end to the case.”