Reggie the four-month-old Labrador was lost while out for a walk with his owners in Penllergaer Woods, near Swansea, on January 18.
Pictures of the puppy were shared around social media in an attempt to find him, and the loss was reported to South Wales Police.
Following this, one officer in particular took it upon himself to locate the lost Labrador.Hurrah!
On Friday, January 24, his efforts proved successful as he managed to track the Labrador to Sussex, where he was picked up by Sussex Police.How on earth did...?
PC Shaughnessy, stationed at Gorseinon Police Station, tracked a car thought to be linked to the dog's disappearance using number plate recognition technology.
The search led him hundreds of miles away to Sussex, where Reggie was found by Sussex Police on Thursday. He was reunited with his owners later that day.Hmmm....
Insp Emma Fox said: "We're very proud and impressed by PC Shaughnessy, who did most of the work in finding Reggie in his own time without being asked and without hesitation.
"He continued to help investigate and search between his shifts, and stayed on late each evening until he was successful in tracing the puppy to Sussex.
"We'd like to thank the public for all their support in helping to find Reggie. We're pleased that the story has a happy ending, and there will be no further action taken."Of course not. We all know why. And how a four month old pup gets so far away. And who likely took him. Don't we?