RESIDENTS WORK TOGETHER TO FIND MISSING GUIDE DOG
Date Published: 07/06/2012
PCSO Juliet Payne, Pam, Ishka the guide dog, Mr Morgan
PCSO Juliet Payne and PCSO Lisa Banfield were recently on patrol in Rhydyfelin, when a student from Treforest, contacted them to report whilst jogging on the Taff Trail they had come across a visually impaired lady who had lost her guide dog. The dog had mischievously ran off from her.
The PCSO's walked along the Taff Trail to meet the two joggers and Pam the visually impaired lady (who is well known to the officers through the local Sensory Impaired Drop in Scheme). Prompt telephone calls were made by the PCSO's to local people and businesses in the Dynea area, asking them to contact the Police should they see the guide dog. GTFM radio station quickly aired an appeal relating to this.
Within minutes of the appeal by GTFM local people were out helping to locate the missing dog, regardless of the poor weather conditions. Mr Morgan, a local resident who had heard the radio appeal and was out searching with the dog's harness was approached by a person in a car near to the Tesco store, who said their mother had just taken a guide dog in from the rain near to Tesco. The member of the public took Mr Morgan to collect the dog.
Ishka, the guide dog, and his owner Pam were quickly reunited, much to Pam's relief and the search concluded. The local PCSOs would like to thank everyone involved in locating Ishka. Working closely and efficiently with the local community to achieve results such as this is highly rewarding.