Dog found on railway finds her family with help from Battersea

A Siberian Husky who was found on railway tracks in Southwark has been reunited with her owners, thanks to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Two-year old Kinky was taken to the charity’s London centre by a local dog warden after she had been found dangerously wandering on the tracks at Nunhead Station, Southwark.

Once she arrived at Battersea, Kinky was scanned for a microchip and although she had a chip implanted there were no details of an owner registered. It was impossible for staff to contact her owners to let them know she was safe.

Luckily, the young dogs’ owners had made a report to their local dog warden and DogsLostUK, which is an information site that Battersea regularly check to see if any strays listed are in their care.

After receiving a report from the dog warden, and seeing the listing on DogsLostUK, Battersea staff were able to find the lonely Husky’s family.

On hearing the news, Kinky’s relieved owner, Audacity Pharos, made his way to Battersea to collect her, where it emerged that the dog has a very adventures streak and went missing when she jumped out of a window earlier that day.

It was also revealed that Kinky had recently moved to London with her owners, after having lived in Sicily, Italy.

Steve Craddock, Centre Manager at Battersea, said: “It’s clear that Kinky has lived a very exploratory life for a young dog, but we hope that now she keeps her intrepid adventured to a minimum. Although the process wasn’t straightforward, we’re so happy to reunite Kinky with her owners and get them back on track.

“However, many dogs who come into Battersea without a microchip, or with their chip details out of date, are not so lucky – as it’s often impossible for us to track down their owners. I’d urge everyone to make sure that their pets are microchipped with the up-to-date details. If they ever go missing, an up-to-date microchip means that they can be reunited with their owners as soon as possible.”

For more information about a lost dog, you can visit www.battersea.org.uk/pet-advice/.