Lushious, a white and light tan dog, was stolen from a farm near Faringdon in Oxfordshire 10 days before. Her finder took her to a local vets who scanned her and was able to contact her owners.
Her relieved owner told DogLost: “It looks to me as if she has been used for dog-fighting and although she looks a bit grim in the photo she is alive and on the road to recovery.”
Grateful for the help and publicity from DogLost, her owner continued: “Some of the stories posted on your site about dogs being found were very encouraging in giving us hope that we would get her back.”
Although the tabloid media like to highlight dog fighting as a key reason for dog theft, in reality it only accounts for a very small proportion of thefts.