Family reunited with Harley

Dognapped: The family dog Harley who was taken from Asda yesterday.

Dognapped: The family dog Harley who was taken from Asda yesterday.

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A PETERHEAD family are saying thank you to the community for helping them track down their beloved family dog.

Harley, a three-year-old Rottweiler who belongs to Robert Leel, partner Kerrie Buchan, and their two sons, was taken when she was tied up outside Peterhead’s Asda on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3.40pm.

Friends fur-ever: Harley is reunited with her brothers, Mason (10 months) and Michael (4). Picture: Carla Duthie

Friends fur-ever: Harley is reunited with her brothers, Mason (10 months) and Michael (4). Picture: Carla Duthie

Kerrie, told the Buchanie: “I went into Asda for about 5 or 10 minutes and she was gone by the time I came back out. We were all extremely worried, Harley is such a good dog, w just didn’t want anyone to hurt her.”

The family launched a search on Wednesday evening, and with the help of friends and family a Facebook page was created to help find her.

She was taken by two men, thought to be in their late 20’s/early 30’s and was found in the town centre on Thursday evening.

Robert said: “She’s been quite shy with other people since we got her back, which is expected, our eldest son Michael is just over the moon, he was rolling about the garden playing with her when we got her home.”

Harley was taken to the vet on Friday who were happy with her condition.

“She was sick on Thursday and we just wanted to make sure she was OK,” added Robert.

The couple would like to extend their thanks to everyone who helped them search for Harley, and for the fourteen people who turned up for the search meeting which was about to commence ten minutes after she was found on Thursday.

Kerrie added: “We’re extremely grateful for the lady who phoned us, Nicola Smith, and also the man who followed Harley, Blake Robinson. All of our friends and family were really supportive, particularly Robert’s sister Janet who was highly involved with the appeal, we’re so thankful for everyone who got together to help aid the safe return of Harley.

“We won’t be leaving her by herself anymore, hopefully this won’t happen to another family.”

The family looked forward to taking Harley back home for a rest after a traumatic few days last week.