A DOG rescued from a canal has been reunited with his owners.
Rah, a labrador/Staffordshire crossbreed, was featured in the Examiner on Thursday after being pulled from the Huddersfield Narrow Canal on Christmas Eve.
Now, he is back home with his owners, Pat Marsland and Darren Lucks, who run the Forester's Arms pub on Park Road West, Crosland Moor.
Mrs Marsland said: "We're relieved. We were very worried. We had been in touch with the police, the dog warden and all the kennels."
Rah went missing from the back yard of the pub on December 23.
Mrs Marsland said: "He stays outside in the day and comes in at night. When we went to take him his tea, he just wasn't there.
"We don't know how he got out. We can only think he jumped over the wall, but he has never done that before.
"He never goes out alone, only on the lead with Darren."
Two men saw Rah on Christmas Eve.
He was tangled in a reed bed in the canal at Aspley.
The men freed him and took him to Donaldson's vets in Aspley.
As 14-year-old Rah had slipped his collar and had no microchip fitted staff at the surgery could not trace his owners and turned to the Examiner for help.
It was Mr Lucks who spotted the article.
Mrs Marsland said: "Darren rang me and said `buy the Examiner, the dog's on the front'.
"We're pleased to have him back. He's very friendly, but he's also a good guard dog. He's brilliant.
"He has recovered now and is bouncing about as if nothing has happened.
"I'd like to think he won't do it again!"
Annette Day, a receptionist at Donaldsons, said they were delighted Rah had been reunited with his owners.
She said: "We had so many offers from people who were willing to re-home him. But we are absolutely delighted he has gone back to his owners.
"It is a very nice outcome."