Lost dog on Scafell Pike reunited with owner

Undated handout photo issued by Scottish SPCA of a male collie cross found at the summit of Scafell Pike in the Lake District by holidaymakers who took him home to Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 22, 2015. They tried to get help in England without success so took him home to Maybole, South Ayrshire, before alerting the Scottish SPCA. See PA story ANIMALS Dog. Photo credit should read: Scottish SPCA/PA Wire

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A lost dog found by hikers on top of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, has been reunited with his owner.

The male collie cross was discovered on the Lake District peak on May 16 by two Scottish tourists who took him home to their home in Ayrshire.

But now the dog, named Sid, has been returned to his owner, a local sheep farmer.

Rescue centre manager Katrina Cavanagh told ITV News: "The couple who found Sid told us he was petrified and they brought him home because they couldn't get help locally.

"Unfortunately, Sid wasn't microchipped so we couldn't contact his owner directly. Thankfully, he came forward following our appeal and arranged for Sid to be collected as he wasn't able to travel to Glasgow."

She added: "The owner is a local sheep farmer and Sid is one of his working dogs. He believes Sid took off after a bitch in season and had been looking for him."

Speaking to the Independent, Cavanagh added: "Sid was delighted to see Jason, who works with his owner, and leapt into his van ready to go home, happy for his adventure to be over.

"This is another example of why it's important for pets to be microchipped."

Sid was found by hikers Briony Beckerley and Daniel Cope, both 24. Miss Beckerley told the Daily Mail: "We tried to ring the RSPCA but their out-of-hours office was shut and we just couldn't leave him there, so we decided to ditch our camping gear and hire a cottage so he could get a good rest.

"We made sure to feed and water him a lot and we nicknamed him Scafell because I wanted him to trust us and know we were there to help."

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