A huge search was launched after rescue dog Benji went missing two weeks ago
A missing rescue dog that sparked a huge rescue operation by fellow animal lovers has finally been found.
Cockapoo Benji disappeared after bolting from a house in Monton almost two weeks ago.
An army of volunteers searched for the missing pet on foot, as well as from the air with the help of a drone.
Searchers even used a boat to try to track him down, after he was spotted at the side of the Bridgewater Canal.
The young rescue from Cyprus was finally captured by The Moorings pub in Boothstown on Friday afternoon.
Earlier that day Benji had been spotted running down the central reservation of the M60.
A woman who had been helping with the search saw him on the canal path, and contacted charity Canine Capture UK.
She managed to catch the nervous dog after following expert instructions over the phone from Canine Capture.
Benji’s relieved owner Laura Hamblin said she still can’t believe her family pooch has been found.
“I was crying so hard on the phone my husband thought he had been killed,” said Laura.
“When people had seen him running around on the motorway I’d assumed the worst.
“When they said he was alive and caught I was hysterical.
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