Stolen show dog reunited with owner

Reunited - Barbara Witham and her Yorkshire Terrier, Honey.
Reunited - Barbara Witham and her Yorkshire Terrier, Honey.

A SHOW dog stolen during a burglary has been reunited with her owner after being found wandering along a street more than 50 miles away.

Honey, a four-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, was found in Bolton, Greater Manchester, after being taken by thieves who burgled 80-year-old Barbara Witham’s home between 10.30am and 1.15pm last Friday.

Fortunately, Honey was micro-chipped and Mrs Witham, of Main Street, Whittington, was contacted by police the following day to say she had been found by a dog warden in Hobart Street, Bolton.

Items of expensive jewellery were also stolen from the property, including a gold watch, two gold chains and a diamond and sapphire Swarovski broach.

Mrs Whitham, who breeds Yorkshire Terriers, said she had been out getting her hair done in the village but returned home to find a broken window and her house in disarray.

“Honey usually comes to the back door and kisses me but nobody came,” she said.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-08-11) for full story.