Angels bring miracle Millie back home for birthday bash

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Hayley Levay, Geniene Fynn, Jane Belmond and Sue Hedley
Camera IconHayley Levay, Geniene Fynn, Jane Belmond and Sue Hedley Credit: Picture: Alexander Scott

A two-year-old dog has been reunited with its family in time for its birthday after a month-long search.

Millie, an Australian cattle dog, went missing from her owner, Jane Belmond’s house on July 16 and was found at Civeo Karratha Village on August 17.

The dog was spotted by one of the Village staff, Geniene Fynn, who alerted SAFE Karratha to Millie’s presence at the camp. Ms Fynn had set out cat traps to catch strays and was able to lure Millie into one.

“I tried to lure her with food, but she was a bit shy and scared,” she said.

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“I already had some food in the cat trap, so when I walked into my room, she happened to go in, and I heard her barking.”

Ms Belmond said it was a miracle to have her back in time for her birthday.

“We were looking for her all the time, and there were so many people who called about sightings,” she said.

Ms Belmond said Millie jumped into her arms when they were reunited. Ms Belmond donated the $500 reward to SAFE Karratha at Ms Fynn’s request.

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