A stolen dog found dumped with a severe leg injury which later needed amputating has been reunited with her delighted family after she went missing in March - after being found 170 miles away from home.
French Bulldog Minnie was found badly injured and abandoned late at night at the side of a canal in Liverpool Road, Hapton, near Burnley, by a woman walking her dog.
RSPCA animal rescuer, inspector Ryan King, was called to help Minnie - who needed life-saving surgery to have her leg amputated.
A microchip found on her revealed that Minnie belonged to a family who lived 170 miles away in Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. She had been reported missing back in March after she disappeared from the garden of her home.
Now the three-legged dog seems to be jumping for joy as she has been reunited with her delighted family in time for the festive season by the RSPCA, with video footage capturing the heart-warming moment she sees them for the first time in eight months.