Missing dog Mitzy has been reunited with her owners after her disappearance sparked a desperate police search.
The news that nine-year-old Mitzy had disappeared from her home in Perth’s northern suburbs on Friday night generated concern from the community as police attempted to locate her across the weekend.
On Monday afternoon, Joondalup police confirmed on social media that Mitzy and her family had the happy ending they were looking for with a “p-awesome result”.
“Mitzy the missing dog was located safe and well this afternoon,” the post read.
“We would like to thank the public for all their assistance and after an investigation, we found there was no criminality involved — (the) owners (are) very happy to have her back.”
After Mitzy was discovered missing, it was incorrectly assumed the dog was stolen from the owner’s front yard about 8.20pm on Friday.
A Facebook post from Chelsea Leggett also alerted the public to Mitzy’s safe return, saying she was “found dumped in the back yard of an unoccupied house”.
The police announcement attracted more than 1300 positive reactions from people around Perth with many posting comments about how relieved they felt for the dog and her family.