Lucky pooch Tyson flown home in style

By EMMA CORNFORD

LAST week, Tyson was found at a property at Braunstone. As a stray dog, that in itself was not so unusual.

An unusual aspect was that Tyson had not escaped from a yard in the Clarence Valley ? he comes from Wyong on the Central Coast, 540km south of Grafton.

He was the second staffordshire bull terrier called Tyson lost in the Valley in the past 14 months ? the other was from Penrith.

But the playful puppy, just six months old, was reunited with his owner last week after being flown south by Big Sky Express.

Tyson's owner Scott Spiteri said he was 'stoked' to be reunited with his dog, who was stolen from his yard when Tyson was just nine weeks old.

"I got a phone call about two weeks ago from the pound bloke up there in Grafton. It was a surprise ? I thought (Tyson) was gone."

Mr Spiteri said he thought Tyson had probably been taken to be a 'fighting dog', a fate which often awaits staffies.

Thanks to his micro-chip which allowed his owner to be found, Tyson is home and well.



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