Owner of rescued dog Uber hails community spirit in Bristol
THE owner of a lost dog which was found after a desperate online plea has praised the community spirit in Bristol after over a thousand people joined her appeal.
As reported on ThisisBristol on Monday a plea for help was sent out by 25-year-old Jenny Spence after her chocolate brown Doberman, Uber, lept from her car and was hit by an oncoming vehicle in Bedminster last Friday.
Over the weekend the dog was spotted by a growing number of members of a Facebook page set up to track her down.
Reported sightings by the 1,529 followers of the group led Ms Spence from the Ashton bypass to as far as Lawrence Weston as she attempted to keep up with her frightened dog's movements.
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But it wasn't until yesterday afternoon - four days after she first went missing - that the exhausted Uber was reunited with her owner after a member of the public posted her whereabouts online. The two were reunited near the David Lloyd Gym in Long Ashton.
Ms Spence said she received a call from a woman who spotted the dog and by the time she had got there Uber had been rescued.
"When I arrived, there were already a lot of people there. Someone had taken their dressing gown tie and managed to tie it to the collar while others had fetched food for her," she told The Post.
"I just couldn't believe it, the support was incredible. To start with I really didn't think it would be possible but because there were 15 to 20 people looking with me at the end, we found her.
"I have never even met these people and I don't know any of them but what they have done following the appeal is amazing."I feel completely overwhelmed and I can't thank them enough."
She said Uber was now home and well after a shower and a visit from the vet. She added that the whole experience over the last four days has changed her view of Bristol.
"It completely changes my feelings on the city. Everyone has shown an incredible community spirit and I can't thank them enough," she said.
Ms Spence is planning a gathering at Ashton Court this Saturday to meet and thank all the people who helped in her appeal. The event is set to take place outside the Mansion House at 11am.