On Wednesday evening 12 December a ten year old staffie was cared for by the duty lifeboat crew on after he was found wandering near Chiswick Pier.
There were no owner details as the dog’s collar was broken so photos were posted on social media; the crew then rang round local vets to see if any could scan the dog for a chip. The owner had also been ringing round local vets and finally spoke to one who said he had better call Chiswick Lifeboat station.
Soon after, there was a tearful reunion; the crew were happy to help resolve a distressing situation, the tenth involving a dog this year but the only doggie incident where they didn’t have to launch the lifeboat.
The dog had gone missing near Ravenscourt Park and had made his way over a mile to Chiswick Pier when a passer by saw he was on his own, and asked the duty crew to look after him.
RNLI crew member Cub Llewellyn-Davies said “It wasn’t ideal to be caring for a dog on our night shift as we could be called out at any time. Fortunately he was reunited with his owner during the evening”