A small white dog, from one of the most exclusive areas of Penarth, has been safely returned to his owner after spending New Year’s Eve in Cardiff Dogs’ Home .
The dog, called Haatchi, who was wearing a smart new Christmas collar – went missing from the garden of his luxury detached home in Penarth’s Cliff Parade – and may have lost his bearings.
Haatchi, it seems, had wandered all the way from Cliff Parade in Plymouth Ward to High St in the St Augustine’s Ward of Penarth
Local police made arrangements for Haatchi to see-in the New Year in Cardiff Dogs Home, on the bank of the River Ely – the place where the city’s lost, or abandoned, four-legged friends are accommodated until they can be rehomed … or otherwise disposed of.
Meanwhile – unaware that Haatchi had been found – his anxious owner Garry Veale was sending out an all-points-bulletin on social media, urging with anyone who might have seen the little dog, or taken him in, to let him know as soon as possible.
There followed an anxious wait until up came another social media message this time from Claire Mai who said on Twitter “If anyone is missing a small boy dog, similar in looks to a Shitzu crossed with a Westie, cream and brown in colour with a Xmas collar, he’s at Cardiff Dogs Home.”
That Christmas collar was the clincher. It had to be Haatchi. On New Year’s Day there came a Twitter message from Haatchi’s much relieved owner – Mr Beale :-
|“Garry Veale All, just got a call from the Cardiff Dog Pound – to say they have Haatchi – apparently a police officer took him in last night – Happy New Year everyone / Garry”|