LOST AND FOUND: The Miller family in Bangalow lost their new puppy on Christmas Day and thanks to the help of the local police, little Daisy was found and returned to the very grateful family.
LOST AND FOUND: The Miller family in Bangalow lost their new puppy on Christmas Day and thanks to the help of the local police, little Daisy was found and returned to the very grateful family. Contributed

Daisy the missing puppy found Christmas Day

TWO little boys and their family are very grateful to Ballina police officers who helped them find their lost dog on Christmas Day.

Ewan and Lachlan Frost wanted a new dog for Christmas and were thrilled when they found 14-month-old Daisy the Jack Russell in their room after a visit from Santa.

"We tried to catch Santa so we slept on the couch downstairs," Lachlan, 9, said.

"Unfortunately we didn't see him, but we did find Daisy."

Later on Christmas Day the boys visited their Grandma, Denise Miller, in Ballina for a Christmas lunch.

Mrs Miller said Daisy must have squeezed through narrow bars on the front gate.

She said the boys were devastated when they saw Daisy had disappeared.

"They were getting frantic because there was thunder, there was large amounts of water and they were worried she might have got trapped in the water," Mrs Miller said.

The family went out to look for Daisy in the pouring rain for about an hour.

Brothers Ewan, 6, and Lachlan Frost, 9, of Bangalow, with their dog Daisy who they got for Christmas. Daisy went missing for a few hours on Christmas Day and was returned to them by the Ballina Police who found her.
Brothers Ewan, 6, and Lachlan Frost, 9, of Bangalow, with their dog Daisy who they got for Christmas. Daisy went missing for a few hours on Christmas Day and was returned to them by the Ballina Police who found her. Cathy Adams

Mrs Miller said it was getting quite late and she needed to prepare Christmas lunch, so she called the Ballina Police Station to let them know their dog was on the loose.

"I rang the police to tell them if they heard anything, it's our dog," she said.

"I think they sent a car out to have a look and they rang back to say they couldn't find her.

"Then they rang back again at 2.30 or 3pm and said she was running around out the front of the police station.

"What a lovely group of people they are to keep our dog and call us."

Ewan, Lachlan and their mother Georgie Miller drove down to the Ballina Police Station that day to pick up little Daisy.

"We found Daisy wrapped up in a blanket," Lachlan said.

"It was the criminal blanket, so she's a bit of a criminal, she does break out," Ewan joked.

Lachlan said Daisy is sweet and very fun to play with, but she's a bit shy when she meets new people.

Lachlan and Ewan and their mother Georgie Miller wanted to say a "huge thank you" to the Ballina Police Station for searching for and taking such good care of their dog.



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