Kirsty Mitton was left devastated last month when her two Terriers, Alfie and Lillie, were stolen during a robbery at her home in Wednesbury, England.
However, it seems that 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Alfie was not going to give in without a fight. After somehow managing to get loose, he flagged down an RSPCA van himself, by running out in front of the moving vehicle and barking continuously until driver and RSPCA inspector, Stephanie Law, got out to investigate.
“As soon as I stopped and opened the door he bounded in, jumped on to the seat and looked at me. It was as if he recognized my uniform and knew I was there to rescue him.”
After checking his microchip and confirming that Alfie had indeed been reported missing, Stephanie reunited the clever pooch with his ecstatic owner, who lived over 110 miles away from where Alfie was found.
Kirsty said: “Thank goodness we had Alfie microchipped, as there’s no way we would have been traced without that.
“We’ve learned the hard way how important it is to have your pets chipped.”
Sadly Lillie is still missing, and has not been microchipped, but Kirsty is hopeful that she will be found.