'We are lucky we got her back' says owner of dog stolen from Northampton industrial estate

Callie is back home after being found 100 miles away from Northampton
Callie is back home after being found 100 miles away from Northampton

The dog that was stolen from a Northampton industrial estate on Monday has been reunited with her owner.

Callie, a female English bull terrier, was stolen on the Lodge Farm industrial estate and was found 100 miles away in Crewe, Cheshire wandering around the streets late on Wednesday night.

Her owner, Iesha Brown, thanked all those who had shared posts about Callie going missing without whom her pet may never have been found.

"Through the power of social media and people sharing someone recognised her," said Iesha.

"She managed to get out of the property where this lady was holding her and she was found wandering around.

"It feels like our persistence in sharing made her too hot to handle."

Vets in Crewe treated Callie after she was brought in by a member of the public who had spotted her roaming the streets.

Iesha was sent pictures of her dog by the vets so she could verify it was Callie and she then sent pictures of her own back to prove she was the owner.

"We don't know what she was taken for and we will never know," said Iesha.

"We are lucky we got her back. Anything could have happened to her.

"I'm really, really pleased."

The bull terrier is recovering at home in her special corner of the house that Iesha nicknamed 'Callie's Corner'.

"She's got blisters on her paws and is a bit traumatised," said Iesha.

"She wasn't responding to her name because she was so disorientated but she was waggling her tail so was pleased to see me.

"I just broke down and cried when I saw her."

"I couldn't be more grateful to the people of the UK," she added.