Runaway dog returns in nick of time

A MUCH loved dog that had been on the run for nearly a week was found in the nick of time by a couple in Suffolk. Florence the Great Dane was featured in The Evening Star on Saturday after she ran away from her owners during a family holiday in the Suffolk countryside.

A MUCH loved dog that had been on the run for nearly a week was found in the nick of time by a couple in Suffolk.

Florence the Great Dane was featured in The Evening Star on Saturday after she ran away from her owners during a family holiday in the Suffolk countryside.

A massive search operation was then under way to track down the nervous pup, who despite her size, had become frightened by passers by during the family holiday.

People from near and far joined the search for Florence who disappeared from Michael and Catherine Hryniszak's holiday home in Nayland.

They had read about their plight on www.doglost.co.uk , a website that helps people find their lost dogs.

Despite several sightings of Florence and her collar and lead being found in the nearby countryside, Mr and Mrs Hryniszak and their two children, Ruby and George, were left in despair when they were due to travel home to Leicester without their family pet.

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They extended their holiday for a few more days and were “overwhelmed” to hear from Peter and Liz Hore a few hours before they were due to set off.

Mrs Hryniszak said: “We stayed an extra two days and we were out looking for her every day and night.

“We had just been to breakfast and we were loading up the truck ready to leave when we got a call from Mr and Mrs Hore saying that Florence was in their garden.”

The family rushed to the house in Leavenheath and were reunited with Florence, who had hidden behind a hedge in Mr and Mrs Hore's garden undetected for several days before being discovered by neighbours.

Mrs Hore said: “It was very emotional. We have just lost our own dog and we were thrilled to be able to give her back to them.”

Mrs Hryniszak added: “I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that it was her. It was such a relief.”

Have you ever had an emotional reunion with a lost pet? Are you still searching for a pet that has gone missing?

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