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Molly was found after being missing for three days (Image: SWNS)
A blind black Labrador who was missing for three days was reunited with her family with the help of a drone.
Eleven-year-old Molly disappeared on October 20 and the alarm was raised by Natalie Herridge.
Despite searching for hours in the rain on their 800-acre farm, the Herridge family could not find her and after three days, they feared they would never see her again.
“I thought she had to be around somewhere but she never turned up,” dad Mike Herridge said.
“It was dark and stormy, we couldn’t see anything so we called off the search until the morning.”
This was when daughter Natalie, 23, called in Drone to Home and they were able to find their beloved dog wandering a field in Derbyshire.
Mr Herridge told the MailOnline: “To be honest, I didn’t think we were going to find her alive. I started looking in ditches or holes she could’ve fallen into. She’s completely blind and isn’t particularly mobile.
“But I was standing near the drone operator who said ‘I think I might’ve found your dog’, so I looked on his screen and said, ‘Yep that’s her’.”
The UK charity found Molly walking around the paddock in Tissington just 600m from the family home with footage showing Mr Herridge pulling up alongside her and the two being reunited.
Molly was found in a field just 600m from her home (Image: SWNS)
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“I was so happy we found her, it was a really emotional moment,” Mr Herridge said.
“it was a big relief for the family, but I have no idea where she went.
“When she heard my voice she started jumping around like a puppy. I held her and thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m picking you up right now’.”
Molly’s paws were “red raw, blistered and bruised” and she had lost a lot of weight over the three days.
Drone to Home has helped find thousands of animals who have wandered a little too far away from home.
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