Scafell Pike dog reunited with owner after being discovered at summit of England's highest peak

Sid (AKA Scafell) was found 'petrified and nervous' last weekend

David Hughes
Sunday 24 May 2015 16:39
Sid (AKA Scafell) has finally been returned to his owner
Sid (AKA Scafell) has finally been returned to his owner

A dog has been reunited with its owner more than a week after being discovered at the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest peak.

The male collie, who was nicknamed Scafell but is in fact called Sid, was found by a Scottish couple "petrified and nervous" at the top of the mountain on Saturday 16 May.

After being unable to find help locally the holidaymakers took Sid home to Ayrshire and alerted the Scottish SPCA, who housed him in their animal rescue and rehoming centre in Glasgow.

Sid was not microchipped but his owner contacted the SPCA after the charity made an appeal on Friday, and the dog was collected today and transported back to England.

"The owner is a local sheep farmer and Sid is one of his working dogs," said Katrina Cavanagh, assistant manager at the SPCA Glasgow centre. "He believes Sid took off after a bitch in season and had been looking for him.

"While he was surprised when he found out Sid was in Scotland, he was also very relieved he was safe.

"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."

Scafell Pike, Cumbria, is the highest mountain in England with an elevation of 978m.

Additional reporting by PA

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