(SkyNews) A woman is celebrating the return of her treasured family pet - more than nine years after the dog went missing.
Staffordshire bull terrier Niamh disappeared through a gap in the fence at Milissa Mae's home near Worcester in May 2004.
Despite a frantic search for the-then three-year-old pet, Niamh remained undiscovered and her owners had reluctantly resigned themselves to the fact that she was lost forever.
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Then, last week, Mrs Mae received a phone call from an animal sanctuary ...