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Stolen dog Archie reunited with disabled North Yorkshire owner after viral social media appeal

The family of a cerebral palsy girl who was “heartbroken” after her beloved dog was stolen has announced that they have been reunited.

Molly Birch, 14, took to social media after her seven-year-old cocker spaniel, Archie, was stolen during a break-in at her home in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on April 8.

In a Facebook video, she said Archie and she would be “very frightened,” and she was “very frightened too.”

“He’s been living with me since he was a puppy. I want him to come home with me “She stated.

According to a Facebook page set up to solicit information: “A young girl is heartbroken at home, waiting for his return.

“Archie is a wonderful support to Molly, assisting her with her daily struggles as a result of her disabilities.

“Molly and Archie are inseparable, with an unbreakable bond.”

Stolen dog Archie reunited with disabled North Yorkshire owner after viral social media appeal
Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The appeal went viral, with thousands of people sharing it.

Molly’s supporters announced Archie’s return in a follow-up post on Facebook over the weekend, saying: “This Easter weekend, we have some incredible news to share with you. Archie is here.”

Molly stated: “I’ve never been happier. It’s as if a missing piece of my puzzle has been reassembled, restoring happiness to our home. Thank you so much to everyone who assisted in getting Archie back home; you have all done an incredible job.”

North Yorkshire Police stated that their investigation was ongoing and that they were unable to provide any additional information at this time.

“Officers have thanked everyone, including the media, who shared their appeal to help reunite Archie with his family,” a spokesperson said.

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