Tae hadn’t seen Sweet Ollie in a decade, and she didn’t think she’d ever see him again.Fortunately, she was mistaken.Andy Newnham, an animal warden, had never seen anything like it. After a decade on his watch, a lost dog was never reunited with their owner.But there was Ollie, 12, and his mother Tae Bennet, who was 12 when she lost Ollie.He wasn’t exactly lost.Ollie was stolen while she was walking him in the park after criminals cut the lead to him.
They then threw him in the car and drove away.Bennet would not see Ollie again for ten years.When Ollie went missing, everyone was looking for him.
Posters were placed throughout town, and a Facebook page was created to see if anyone had seen him.
Bennet eventually gave up hope.As time passed, someone got her another dog to help her cope with the loss of Ollie.
However, Ollie was discovered by some kids in a park about 20 miles from Bennet’s house ten years later.Unlike the adults who took Ollie, the kids made sure to notify authorities so that the stray dog could be reunited with its owner.
Hounslow Council Animal Welfare received the dog.Fortunately, Ollie possessed a microchip, which they were able to scan and trace back to Bennet’s family.
When Bennet arrived to check on Ollie, she was able to confirm it by his coloring, as well as the microchip confirming his identity.
It’s a remarkable case, the longest I’ve heard of a dog being separated from its owners,” Newnham told itv News.When the family learned that Ollie had been found, they were completely taken aback.
“I just burst into tears when I found out he’d been found alive,” Bennet told MyLondon.”It was incredible
Ollie appeared to be in good health and was taken to the vet for a thorough examination.Bennet suspects that Ollie was used for breeding.
And that he either got out on his own or was let go due to his age.
Ollie remembers his family and his old life despite being taken when he was only two years old.He was overjoyed to be reunited with his loved ones.
“I couldn’t believe it was him after being missing for nearly a decade.””As soon as Ollie walked into the room and heard my stepdad’s voice, he rolled onto his back and let him scratch his belly,” Bennet said.
He even gets along with Bennet’s other dog, Chilli.Bennet claims they adore each other and enjoy cuddling on the beanbag.
Ollie has settled in nicely and enjoys running around the garden to play.Bennet claims she is much more cautious now when she takes him out.”People don’t realize how quickly and how devastating this can be,” she said.