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Delight as Millie the dog turns up after three weeks missing

Owners had created a Facebook page in hope of finding her again

A dog missing from county Armagh almost three weeks has been found safe and well.

A huge social media campaign began when police in Craigavon issued an appeal for a dog which went missing on July 31.

Millie, a rescue Bichon Frise pup, had been last seen in the Kiln Lane area of Lurgan.

Her owners had set up a Facebook page ‘Missing Millie’ in a bid to find her.

Almost 2,500 people like the page and after 18 days of worry, the story has had a great ending tonight.

“My very, very last update,” the Facebook post read.

“To say we are over the moon is an understatement, we can’t thank everyone enough, especially those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, staying out all night, setting traps, printing posters, putting posters up, driving about watching and waiting, no need for names, you know who you are.

“I have never seen a community get behind this wee tinker or will we call her stinker now lol, (I know what I want to call her but won’t be right for this page ????) as much in my life. We seriously can’t thank you all enough.”

The post went on to explain how she was recovered.

“We got a phone call to say that a girl was out on her horse and seen a wee Bichon in a field and the girl was just watching her, the lovely Deb McCorry and her hubby Mark rushed to the field on the Backwood road.

“When Millie seen them she ran and Mark took off after her and caught her, she gave Mark a wee bite, just to thank him for catching her.

“Her foster mum Jean arrived within seconds and was able to pick her up. Millie is in good shape and no worst for wear been vet checked, bathed and is now back with her family.

“We have all spent many a sleepless night over this wee madam.

“Never ever give up cause we didn’t.”

All is well that ends well.

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