A runaway beagle which was found after living wild for almost three weeks is improving at home.

Jerry bolted from her pen at a Slaithwaite farm on Bonfire Night, probably startled by fireworks.

She was on the run for one day short of three weeks until she was spotted and collared by a farmer at Deer Hill, near Meltham, on Tuesday.

Jerry was returned to owners Nick and Steph Brown but was taken ill overnight and rushed to a vet’s in Halifax for emergency treatment.

Jerry the runaway Slaithwaite beagle being checked over at a vets after being missing for almost three weeks.
Jerry the runaway Slaithwaite beagle being checked over at a vets after being missing for almost three weeks.

Jerry had lost more than half her body weight and struggled to keep down food.

She had blood tests and was placed on a drip.

She was taken back home to rest, and this morning Steph said: "I didn't hear a peep out of her all night, I think she must have slept very well!
 

"She is doing well, sleeping and wolfing her food down, but she's still very weak and we know not to get too excited but we couldn't ask for more at the moment.

"We're back at the vets tomorrow afternoon to have bloods, weight, and temperature tested again so fingers crossed.

"The reaction once again from all her fans has been astounding with even offers of help with vets bills and grooming sessions! People have been so kind, lots of people we know would love to meet her and this is of course something we will try to do somehow when we are confident she is okay."

The search for Jerry went around the world on social media with people following the story from near and far.