Buddy and Vernie are back!

What a heart-warming response when Vernie and Buddy went missing from Sanders Reserve on Friday. Our supporters were absolutely amazing!

Within minutes, Animal Management, dog pounds and vet clinics were alerted. Posters and flyers were created and put on walls, in letterboxes and handed to the public. Doors were knocked on, phone calls were made to borrow drones, e-mails sent and 58 people shared our Facebook plea in a flash. A search party was organised at the park while other individuals scoured nearby areas.

Eight hours later, when Buddy and Vernie came sloshing through the mud, miles from Sanders Reserve, everyone was overjoyed.

The boys passed their vet checks, were bathed, fed and settled into bed - absolutely exhausted. Thank you so much to Imogen and Gareth for taking care of them in these ways once they were safe.

There are too, too many of you to name, but we know who you all are and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for rushing to prevent a potential disaster.

The photo shows Vernie and Buddy, soon after their rescue, with some ecstatic members of one of their search parties. They are back to their usual energetic selves and hoping for a home with people who will also love them to pieces...

Many thanks to Tanya's ARTelier for retouching the very blurred photo so skilfully.