Lancashire TelegraphOwner's thanks after East Lancs Great Dane escape drama (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Owner's thanks after East Lancashire Great Dane escape drama

Lancashire Telegraph: GOOD TO BE BACK: Molly with Ellie, Amy and Pauline Treagus GOOD TO BE BACK: Molly with Ellie, Amy and Pauline Treagus

A DOG owner has thanked people who helped search for her lost pet after the Great Dane brought traffic to a standstill.

The three-year old, named Molly, had escaped from a stud farm where her owners had placed her while they were away on holiday.

She was eventually found 24 hours later in Guide on a trek back to her Little Harwood home.

Her owner, 43-year-old Pauline Treagust, thanked the many people who joined in with the search for Molly after she disappeared from a dogsitter’s property in Hapton.

Pauline and her husband Graham, 54 and her 12-year-old daughter Ellie were in Turkey when they received the news that Molly was missing.

Powerless to join in the search, Mrs Treagust said the family were kept updated via phone on Molly’s journey which saw her escape from the stud farm in Hapton and make her way through Accrington, across the Coppice, Oswaldtwistle and Knuzden.

Molly was found by police officers at 8.15am on Monday morning in Haslingden Old Road.

But the dog ran away when approached. Molly’s escapade had caused rush hour chaos as motorists slammed on their brakes as the dog weaved in and out of traffic and ran out in front of vehicles.

Mrs Treagust said: “We were in Turkey on Sunday morning when we got the text about Molly. I was so worried.

"Molly is chipped and the information is linked to my mobile so I sat up all night expecting someone to tell me she had been killed.

"We rang quite a few people and I even called the taxi ranks offering a £100 reward.

"We were getting sightings and I heard she had travelled all night towards Blackburn.

"The police were telling me that she wouldn’t go to anybody and that she was stopping traffic on Haslingden Old Road.

“When she was found, Molly was absolutely traumatised, her feet were cut and her eyes were bloodshot.

"I want to thank everybody, the farmer, the police and the dog warden and all our friends so much for helping.

"I especially want to thank my daughter. Without her who knows what would have happened.”

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10:31am Sun 22 Aug 10

40+ says...

A week in stud farm whilst her owners were on holiday. I'm not surprised this poor **** did a runner and had bloodshot eyes when found,she was probably sleeping with one eye open with all those randy studs around her. LOL
A week in stud farm whilst her owners were on holiday. I'm not surprised this poor **** did a runner and had bloodshot eyes when found,she was probably sleeping with one eye open with all those randy studs around her. LOL 40+
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10:58am Sun 22 Aug 10

SirBillTaylor says...

You takin the Schmeichel?
You takin the Schmeichel? SirBillTaylor
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1:43pm Sun 22 Aug 10

frank says...

who needs gps or satnav with a dog like this!
who needs gps or satnav with a dog like this! frank
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5:32pm Sun 22 Aug 10

ste.g says...

a well deserved scooby snack in order maybe.
a well deserved scooby snack in order maybe. ste.g
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10:26am Mon 23 Aug 10

Jimmy Paterson says...

Dogged determination....
Dogged determination.... Jimmy Paterson
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7:00pm Tue 24 Aug 10

Wellingtonia says...

Quite contrary to the 'ah, diddums' comments that have been posted above, you have to look at the serious aspect of the story. First of all, this stud farm seems to be in deep trouble for letting the dog run away - don't think there will be many people going there in the future. Secondly, can no-one actually imagine the horror stories that could have come out of this piece. A Great Dane is not a small dog- what would she be, six foot tall when standing on hind legs ? Perhaps 12 stones in weight ? The word 'traumatised' is mentioned in the piece above, but what about the motorist who could have run the dog over being traumatised seeing the blood and guts beneath the car? What about the insurance claim for damage- not a great deal of chance of avoiding damage to your front end when you hit a 12 stone mammal at 30 miles per hour! Who is going to pay for the Insurance excess? Creatures like these should not be left to roam- think of the damage it could have done to a child ! It is not a jolly japes story. Happily, this time, it ended successfully, with no kids throat being ripped out by this Baskerville look-a-like. What's the line about calling the taxi-ranks, offering £100 reward, all about ? If they misunderstood you, you could have got a tonne of canabis dropped off at your house !!
Quite contrary to the 'ah, diddums' comments that have been posted above, you have to look at the serious aspect of the story. First of all, this stud farm seems to be in deep trouble for letting the dog run away - don't think there will be many people going there in the future. Secondly, can no-one actually imagine the horror stories that could have come out of this piece. A Great Dane is not a small dog- what would she be, six foot tall when standing on hind legs ? Perhaps 12 stones in weight ? The word 'traumatised' is mentioned in the piece above, but what about the motorist who could have run the dog over being traumatised seeing the blood and guts beneath the car? What about the insurance claim for damage- not a great deal of chance of avoiding damage to your front end when you hit a 12 stone mammal at 30 miles per hour! Who is going to pay for the Insurance excess? Creatures like these should not be left to roam- think of the damage it could have done to a child ! It is not a jolly japes story. Happily, this time, it ended successfully, with no kids throat being ripped out by this Baskerville look-a-like. What's the line about calling the taxi-ranks, offering £100 reward, all about ? If they misunderstood you, you could have got a tonne of canabis dropped off at your house !! Wellingtonia
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