Miracle lost dog found on motorway over 10 years after she was reported missing

A lost dog that went missing 10 years ago was miraculously found on the motorway 300 miles from home.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross was found “running in between cars” on the busy road when a kindhearted person was able to rescue her and take her to the vet.

On arrival, vets discovered the dog was named Ruby thanks to her microchip that showed she was reported missing from Cornwall almost a decade ago.

But no further details were on the microchip that could help track down her owners, reports Cornwall Live.

Ruby has not been claimed since she was seen darting across the M11 last Saturday in Harlow, Essex.

It is not known if the dog has been missing the entire time or if she was passed onto a new owner.

Now people are trying to solve the mystery and return Ruby to her rightful owners back home.

Lauren Benge, who found the pet, said she managed to get the animal to Kew Vets in Essex.

Staff discovered she was chipped and reported missing in 2015 from Cornwall.

No address or name was given on the chip, but the dog had a collar and appeared well looked after.

Kew Vets said that staff called the number on the microchip which originally rang and went to voicemail.

Staff left a message but the number has since been blocked or disconnected.

“The dog is still with us now but today or tomorrow it will go to the dog warden,” a spokesperson said.

The warden will hold Ruby in a kennel after the pooch is moved from the hospital where sick animals are being treated.

It means she will have somewhere to stay while efforts are underway to locate her owner or find her another family.

“It doesn’t mean Ruby would be put down but rather she has somewhere to stay.

“Ruby is an older Staffy and has a lump that might need to be treated – we do not know what it is at this time,” a spokesperson added.

“Vets are hoping that someone will recognise the dog and have information that will lead to returning it home.”

Ruby’s original missing dog post has received more than 300 comments and 7,500 shares and DogLost UK is also supporting the case.

A volunteer said: “We have been looking into this found dog situation and have been given details from the vets which have allowed us to cross reference missing or stolen dogs.

“Sadly, the details on the chip are not up to date, the phone numbers and the address are no longer working. This girl was/is called Ruby. She was chipped in 2013.”

While there were no clear database matches, DogLost UK said there is also a dog that was listed as missing closer to the area where she was found.

The dog matches her name and description and was reported missing from Southend.

A missing pet post from the time also had a note on it saying the dog was still chipped to its old owners.

DogLost UK said: “Any help in tracking down this girl’s owners would be gratefully received.”