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Pet Daisy bark home after three months.. OWNER AOIFE'S JOY AS MISSING DOG IS FOUND 100KM AWAY.

Byline: ALANA FEARON

ONE lucky family got their fairytale ending when they were reunited with the pet pooch they feared was dead.

The Doherty clan were left devastated when their dog Daisy went missing back in April.

The heartbroken family from New Ross, Co Wexford, family never wanted to give up hope of finding their pooch of four years.

As the months passed, they couldn't help but think they'd never see their Jack Russell again.

But a bizarre chain of events on Tuesday saw Aoife, 11, back together with her beloved pooch.

Two council staff out working in Ballyfermot in Dublin came across a helpless dog they were concerned was being mistreated.

They rescued the pet and when they handed him over to the DSPCA, they discovered the animal was microchipped and belonged to the Dohertys.

Mum Camara couldn't believe her ears when she got the call telling her Daisy was alive.

And speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror following an emotional reunion on Tuesday night, she said it was better than winning the lottery.

Camara beamed: "It was wonderful seeing Daisy back in her own little bed. I don't think she could quite believe it, it's a miracle.

"Aoife was heartbroken.

She spent the past three months praying Daisy would come back to us and apparently dreams do come true.

"Daisy just went crazy when she saw us, she was doing a little dance and running around and then we all had a special dinner to celebrate."

Camara said knowing Daisy was chipped always gave hope she would eventually turn up.

But her biggest fear was that their lovable pooch would be mistreated.

The family were "amazed" to find out their tiny dog had turned up almost 100km away from the garden she disappeared from.

Orla Aungier from the DSPCA said: "We have been calling for compulsory microchipping in Ireland because it allows for complete traceability and I think Daisy's return proves why it's essential."

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ROUND OF APAWS Jack Russell arrived back happy and healthy IN SAFE HANDS Daisy the dog with delighted Aoife and Sive yesterday
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 21, 2011
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