Chepstow family’s relief as injured dog found near old home
A DOG which ran off injured after being hit by a car was found a couple of yards from a former home.
Meg, a black Patterdale terrier, had been missing from her Chepstow home since Thursday, September 13 following the collision.
Owner Laura Rollinson was playing with her and her other dog Jack in a park off Rockwood Road when the football they were chasing rolled down a hill into the path of a car.
Both were hit, with 11- year-old Jack needing urgent attention from Marlows Vets for a head injury.
However, Meg ran off and was last seen limping in Bluebell Drive, Thornwell.
Hopes of finding Meg alive were fading fast, until Ms Rollinson received a phone call from a local couple near her former home in Burnt Barn Road.
Little Meg, who moved with her family to the Garden City area on September 9, was found in bushes with a large gash on her leg.
“If it wasn’t for everyone looking, including my friend Rhiannon Reece who put posters up, she wouldn’t have been found,” said Ms Rollinson. “We are really grateful.”
A trail of blood was found by people searching for Meg in woods off Bluebell Drive, so it is thought she spent some of the three nights missing there.
While the one dog is recovering, it remains touch and go for Jack, who is still at the vets receiving treatment.
It is thought he could be developing pneumonia while struggling to deal with the trauma of the accident.
“Because it’s a head injury it could take time and go either way. We are keeping our fingers crossed,” Ms Rollinson added.