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Dorset charity worker reunites dog with owner after theft

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

Buster was reunited with owner Tony Roberts

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An eagle-eyed volunteer at a Dorset charity reunited a puppy with its owner after the dog was grabbed by thieves.

Tony Roberts from Bournemouth was devastated when his car was broken into at Meyrick Park earlier this month. Thieves took Buster, a Shih-Tzu puppy from his vehicle.

Tony set up a Facebook campaign to help find Buster, and the puppy was recognised by a volunteer at Margeret Green Animal Rescue near Winterborne Kingston.

"After reporting the incident to the police we launched a Facebook campagin in the hope that someone would recognise Buster" said Mr Roberts.

"We designed a poster and asked people to share it. We weren't sure if it would help but we had to try."

A poster of Buster was circulated through Facebook, and the puppy was recognised by Glynis Bartlett at the charity's Lincoln Farm site.

"I was looking on Facebook one evening and saw a little dog on a poster that had just been brought in as a stray. I immediately let staff know, who contacted the Council" explained Ms Bartlett.

"Staff called the number listed on the poster and Mr Roberts answered. He came to Lincoln Farm straight away and it was clear from Buster's reaction that they had found each other."

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