A missing dog has been reunited with her owners after eight long years.
Cassie, a cocker spaniel, was reported missing from her home in 2013 after returning from a dog walk.
Usually, Cassie would go inside the house after a walk but on this particular day she ran to the bottom of the garden and vanished.
She was last seen in Merstham, Surrey, all them years ago.
That was until January 4 when Cassie was reunited with her owners Stuart and Jayne.
They said: “We would just like to say a great big thank you to all the people that have helped over the years and given us support in trying to find Cassie.
“We are giving her lots of love and she is getting on well with our other dog. It’s just amazing. Should be made into a film! It was the best Christmas present.”
It is thought Cassie was stolen and used as a breeding dog, as it was only after a vet scanned her microchip that they were able to trace her true family.
Cassie returned home with three puppies.
Stuart and Jayne added: “It was very emotional getting her back and with three of her puppies at the age of nine.
“We gave the puppies to good homes. I can’t thank you enough for all your help.
Delighted to hear about their reunion, those who have been trying to help find Cassie shared their well wishes.
One said: “Almost nine years of being missing and thank God for that vet!
“Stolen to use for breeding has deprived this poor girl and her rightful family years of stress. I hope the police are able to prosecute whoever stole her.
“Enjoy the rest of your life Cassie and so happy for you all.”
Another added: “So happy Cassie has been found and returned to you after such a long time.
“I can’t imagine how you all must be feeling. Wishing Cassie a long and happy life with you.”
While a third said: “Fantastic news and hope she is OK! Welcome home Cassie.”