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Labrador reunited with owners after five years

Iggy the puppy went missing when was he was 18 months old in August 2005. Karen and Eric Howard, the owners thought that he had been stolen, and their daughter Brierley and son Jasper were devastated. The family didn’t think they would see him again, but miraculously, five years later they were reunited with their pet after he turned up 130 miles away.

Iggy was spotted wandering around the streets of Leicester and someone took him to a vet. Thankfully, Iggy had a microchip so they could detect who his owners were. The Howard’s were relieved that he was just the same, apart from putting on weight. They think he was being cared for but not exercised. His owners do believe he was stolen and taken far away so that he wouldn’t be found.

This story highlights how important it is to have your pet microchipped, and it is something that E&L Insurance recommends. This article also highlights that the theft of pets does happen. Pet Insurance from E&L Insurance covers you for loss by theft or straying and also provides up to £1,000 for advertising and a reward to help you recover your missing pet. Visit www.eandl.co.uk/dog for more information or call 03300 243 254 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258267/Iggy-labrador-reunited-owners-FIVE-years-going-missing.html, 16th March 2010

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