Scooby survives weeks in ditch

AN OVERJOYED dog owner is on-top-of-the-world today after being reunited with her much-loved Labrador who survived two weeks in a ditch.Daphne Harvey had given up hope of finding her beloved best friend - Scooby - after he disappeared on October 26.

AN OVERJOYED dog owner is on-top-of-the-world today after being reunited with her much-loved Labrador who survived two weeks in a ditch.

Daphne Harvey had given up hope of finding her beloved best friend - Scooby - after he disappeared on October 26.

So she was ecstatic when he was discovered alive, if slightly skinnier, a fortnight later in a ditch near where he had last been seen.

The 59-year-old grandmother said: “I just couldn't believe it. It just shows you should never give up hope.

“I still can't believe he is back though and we have been treating him to scrambled egg and chicken as he has lost a lot of weight.”

Mrs Harvey, of Linnet Drive in Stowmarket, said 12-and-a-half-year-old Scooby had been out for a walk with her husband Roy, and their two other dogs, when he disappeared.

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Despite days of constant searching as well as distributing hundreds of leaflets there was no news on Scooby, who the couple have had since he was a puppy.

Mrs Harvey said: “Our children have left home and so the dogs are our family.

“I was devastated, but then one of our friends found him while she was out walking her dog.

“It was remarkable that he had managed to survive, the vet said all he would have had is water but he didn't look at bad.

“It is an incredible achievement and I'm so proud of him.”

She added that she had given up hope that Scooby would come back alive but after a bit of tender loving care he is still the same dog as he always was.

Mrs Harvey said “He is just absolutely shattered because it was a long time to have gone missing.

“I can't imagine how he would have felt out there but I hope he'll never have to go through it again.”

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