Missing dog Mack rescued from ditch by his owner just in time for Christmas

A missing dog named Mack who went missing for six days was finally found after a huge search and rescue effort just in time for Christmas.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:05 am
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:54 pm

Mack, a one-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux, went missing on Norcross Lane at about 10pm on Saturday (December 14).

Reports suggested that he headed towards The River Wyre Pub on Breck Road, but ran into a nearby field after he was hit by a car on Amounderness Way.

The driver stopped at the scene of the incident and spoke to the driver who was travelling behind them, but they were unable to catch Mack.

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Mack was finally found ina ditch on Amandourness Way last night (December 19). (Credit: Mitchell Flack)

A huge search and rescue mission was launched, with the original missing Facebook post being shared over 2,100 times, and a dedicated Facebook page, Return of the Mack, launched.

Commercial drone pilots from the Drone SAR for Lost Dogs UK Facebook group assisted in the search, and missing dog posters were put up by members of the public.

After a huge search and rescue effort, Mack was found in a ditch on Amandourness Way last night (December 19).

His owner, Mitchell Flack, 32, from Blackpool, said: "I was out searching for him on a nearby field when I got a call saying he was in a dike on the main road.

Mack went missing on Norcross Lane on Saturday (December 14). (Credit: Mitchell Flack)

"I ran all the way down Amounderness Way and got in.

"I tried pulling him out of the dike for about five minutes and I collapsed after I finally got him out."

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A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends and family to help pay for Mack's vet bills.

The fundraising page has already had 108 donations and has managed to raise £1,355 in 19 hours.

One person who donated said: "Get well soon Mack, we are all rooting for you handsome boy."

Another commented: "I am over the moon that he is home and I really want him to be OK.

"This really pulled at my heartstrings."

You can find the GoFundMe page by clicking HERE.

Mitchell is currently with Mack at the vets, and has been approached for further comment.