Stray dog driven 400 miles to Scotland after being found in West London

An appeal has been launched after a stray dog was brought almost 400 miles from London by a member of the pubic.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:25 am
Paloma the lurcher who was rescued from the M25 near Uxbridge before being driven 400 miles to a police station in Coatbridge. Picture: Scottish SPCA/SWNS

The black female lurcher was discovered on the M25 in Uxbridge, West London, before being picked up and driven to Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

She was handed into a police station and officers contacted the Scottish SPCA, who have taken her into their care.

Peter Fleming, manager of the Scottish SPCA’s Lanarkshire centre, said: “We were notified by Police Scotland of the dog who had been handed into the police station in Coatbridge.

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“We were very surprised to hear where she came from.

“She is a very friendly girl and is in good health, the staff have named her Paloma.

“The member of the public found Paloma straying on the M25 in Uxbridge, West London, and put her in his vehicle and travelled the long distance to Coatbridge.”

Anyone who recognises the dog has been asked to contact the charity.

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