8 December 2020

Yass puppy reunited with owner 280km away

| Hannah Sparks
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Alex and her dog, Speck, at Day Street Police Station in Sydney.

Runaway dog Speck is reunited with her owner, Alex, at Day Street Police Station in Sydney. Photo: NSW Police.

Speck, the one-year-old cattle dog cross from Yass, is back with her owner after quite a road trip.

She was found on Wednesday, 2 December, in a Sydney car park after disappearing earlier that day from her home 280km away.

Police had been alerted to reports of a distressed dog inside a Toyota RAV4 in a car park on Elizabeth Street, in Sydney’s CBD, as temperatures reached the mid-20s.

Speck was in good spirits when found by police and was examined by vets, with no injuries reported.

Police spoke to the car owner who said she was travelling through Yass on Wednesday morning and found the dog on the side of the road before continuing on to Sydney.

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After extensive inquiries to locate the owner, police were contacted by a woman who had heard from a neighbour via social media that Speck had been located and was waiting for her in Sydney.

Police were told Speck had dug her way under a fence and escaped before she was found alone on the side of the road and driven three hours to Sydney.

Speck the dog on police station floor in Sydney.

Speck was found in Sydney, a long way from home. Photo: NSW Police.

Speck and her owner, 21-year-old Alex, were reunited at Day Street Police Station on Friday, 4 December.

“This little pup has had quite the adventure this week and we want to thank the public for their help in reuniting Speck with her very worried owner,” said Detective Inspector David El-Badawi.

Watch the video of Speck and Alex reuniting below:

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