Lympstone family given closure on missing pet Ruby

PUBLISHED: 12:30 11 April 2017

The body of Ruby, who went missing on Exmouth beach in December, has been discovered in the Otter Estuary

The body of Ruby, who went missing on Exmouth beach in December, has been discovered in the Otter Estuary

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The family of a dog whose body was discovered in the Otter Estuary has thanked the volunteers who found their pet.

Litter-pick helpers who were taking part in an estuary annual clean-up found the body of a dog and its collar in the mud in Budleigh Salterton.

The Journal previously reported that the volunteers were appealing for the owners of the pet to come forward.

Simon Farmer, whose wife Clare appealed for information on their missing pet last year, was shocked to see their pet’s distinctive collar in the paper. He said: “This has been a sad few months for the family as we never found her body.

“We spent a week patrolling the Exe estuary where various sightings of her body were reported, but never thought she would have ended up down in the Budleigh area.”

In December, Clare said she had been walking Ruby on Exmouth beach between the lifeboat station and Orcombe Point when she ran away.

Volunteers have been in contact with the family to tell them where there pet was found. Simon thanked everyone who has helped in the searches for Ruby and the estuary clean-up volunteers for finding their pet’s body.

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