A Siberian Husky who went missing after jumping out of a window has been reunited with their worried owner after she was discovered wandering around train tracks at Nunhead Station, Southwark.
Two-year-old Kinky was brought into the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s London centre by a local dog warden after she had been found dangerously wandering on the tracks at the South London train station one evening.
Kinky was scanned on arrival but had no registered details on her microchip, making finding her family extremely difficult.
Luckily, Kinky’s owners had reported her disappearance to the local dog warden and DogLostUK earlier that day, which Battersea regular checks. After receiving the dog warden’s report and the listing on DogLostUK, Battersea was able to track down her owner.
On hearing the news, Kinky’s owner, Audacity Pharos, made his way to Battersea to collect her. He revealed the dog has an adventurous streak and had jumped from a window early that day. Kinky and her owners had recently moved to London, after having lived in Sicily, Italy.
Steve Craddock, Centre Manager at Battersea, said, “It’s clear that Kinky has lived a very exploratory life for a young dog, but we hope that now she keeps her intrepid adventures to a minimum.
“Although the process wasn’t straightforward, we’re so happy to reunite Kinky with her owners and get them back on track.
“However, many dogs who come into Battersea without a microchip, or with their chip details out of date, are not so lucky – as it’s often impossible for us to track down their owners. I’d urge everyone to make sure that their pets are microchipped with up to date details. If they ever go missing, an up to date microchip means that they can be reunited with their owners as soon as possible.”
Kinky was lucky to reunited with her owners, but the charity is urging dog owners to ensure their pets are microchipped and their details up to date, as it is a legal requirement as of 6 April 2016.