Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Dammit: Dog's Home; Long-Lost Pet Reunites with Surprised Former Owner

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Dammit: Dog's Home; Long-Lost Pet Reunites with Surprised Former Owner

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Byline: Mia Armitage Mia.Armitage@northernstar.com.au

STORMY weather reunited a Lismore man with a dog which went missing nearly a decade ago - but the rendezvous was over almost as soon as the lightning.

Lee Knight said he first bought a "mutt: part labby, kelpie, greyhound and staffy" the year after he finished high school and named it Dammit.

Although he had Dammit tethered to a steel cable running around the perimeter of the house, Dammit "occasionally would get loose and play with the kids at the high school across the road two or three times a week".

"I came home from work one night and his collar looked like it had been cut or maybe chewed through," Mr Knight said.

He said he had doted on Dammit and created a Myspace profile for him.

"I called the pound and did the poster thing but came up with nothing," he said.

"I gave up hope after a month."

Last week, nearly 10 years after Dammit disappeared, there was a dramatic storm in Lismore. …

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