Bolsover dog owner so happy to be reunited with pet

Nanook the husky home safe and well after he ran off and was trapped in the woods on Peter Fidler Nature Reserve
Nanook the husky home safe and well after he ran off and was trapped in the woods on Peter Fidler Nature Reserve

The power of social media helped one woman to get her lost husky home.

Sarah Rowlands, 29, was walking her two dogs around the Peter Fidler Nature Reserve when two deer appeared out of the bushes.

Nanook, the four-year-old rescue husky, was pulling on the lead so much that the lead flew out of Sarah’s hands and the dog disappeared.

She said: “Huskies are very prey driven so I thought he would run and run until he gets what he wants.

“I tried to find him and I waited by the entrance of the woods in case he wanted to meet me there.”

This happened on Tuesday, October 6, and Sarah was so worried what may have happened to him.

“I put a post on Facebook and my phone just went crazy it was shared more than 10,000 times by people all over the world.

“I can’t believe that so many people who I will never meet did there bit to get my dog home.”

Sarah was contacted by Paul Hibberd who said he knew the reserve like the back of his hand and he would go looking for Nanook.

He found the dog 22 hours after it went missing cold and wet having been caught in a down pour and his lead was wrapped around a tree.

Sarah said: “I couldn’t stop crying when he told me he had found him.

“Nanook was so far into the woods and off the path that it would have been difficult to ever find him and as he was trapped he could have starved to death.
“I just wanted to let everyone know that he was happy and safe, if not a little quite and very tired.

“So many people on social media helped me and this is just my way of letting people know this story had a happy ending.”