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Video: Harley the missing labrador has been found safe and well after being spotted by golfers at St Clements

22:44 05 August 2014

Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.

Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.

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Missing one-year-old Labrador Harley has been found safe and well as a result of our appeal, to the delight of his owners.

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Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.

Harley was found roaming St Clements Golf Club in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, yesterday at around 4pm.

Owners Martyn and Jemma Redfern, who live in east Ipswich, received a call from a golfer who had spotted Harley on the course after reading the Star’s appeal for the beloved pet.

Mr Redfern said: “I feel amazing. I’ve never lost a family member before – it’s very emotional.”

Mr Redfern said he and his wife were about to leave the golf course after their search initially proved fruitless, but a last-ditch attempt came up trumps and Harley came running out to meet them.

Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.

“We had a call saying they had seen him from a distance. We think he might have made friends with the muntjacs”, he said.

Harley vanished at around 8pm on Sunday evening and was last seen in the Felixstowe Road area of Ipswich.

He was being lookedafter by friends of Mr and Mrs Redfern as they were at a wedding reception.

They had covered many miles since Sunday, driving and wandering the streets looking for Harley.

Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.Martyn and Jemma Redfern are full of joy and relief after they have been reunited with their dog Harley, who has been missing since Saturday.

Mr Redfern was worried that Harley had been stolen, adding: “He’s an entire dog, he hasn’t been neutered and there’s apparently dog-napping going on in the area.”

This comes as the Country Land and Business Association Ltd (CLA) release a warning to dog-owners to keep their pooches secure this summer as many dogs are being targeted by thieves to sell, breed or fight.

A report by DogLost.co.uk, a website which helps reunite owners with lost animals, reveals that 160 labradors were registered as missing in the UK in the first quarter of 2014.

In 2013, 12 dogs were reported stolen from Suffolk.

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7 comments

  • holly from hadleigh was found saturday morning by a mr and mrs fountain not far from where she run away.thanks to everyone.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Sorry I mean Leslie, typo.

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    Martyn Redfern

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Thank again Lesley, you are welcome to see him anytime.

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    Martyn Redfern

    Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Fantastic, some happy news for a change! He's a lovely looking dog and so lucky to have good owners.

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    james n

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • I was the golfer who spotted the dog on the St Clements course,until I read the report on my tablet,I did not realise that was the missing dog,great result in the end,would love to see him a bit closer and have a cuddle,I am a bit of a softy with labrodors

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    leslie king

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

  • fantastic news great photos

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    tezza59

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • So pleased Harley has been found. We bumped into his owner today on Priory Heath estate while walking our dogs. He was delivering flyers door to door asking people to look out for Harley and he looked distraught. He must be so happy to have him back. All the best To Harley's mum and dad :)

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    stevemisog

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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