A SIMPLE chip reunited a lost dog with his family.
Helene Henson and disabled daughter Tanya, 17, feared they'd never see their new pet again after he made his break for freedom.
Would-be adventurer Breau squeezed through a gap between a wall and a fence at his home in Lyndhurst Road, Lindley.
He was found by a passer-by in nearby Acre Street, who took him to the police station at Oakes.
The Staffordshire bull terrier cross was then taken to Marina Kennels, off Leeds Road.
Staff there were able to scan him and see the details on his newly-implanted chip. The Hensons were then invited to pick him up.
Jane Robinson, of the RSPCA, said Breau's safe return highlighted the importance of having your pet chipped.
She added: "The family had just had their new dog chipped during RSPCA Week, when we had a special price of £12.50 per dog at the vet's in West Mount, Paddock.
"If Breau hadn't been chipped it might have taken a lot longer to return him or he might even have been put to sleep."
The RSPCA's next chipping event is at its dog show in Greenhead Park on Sunday June 12, when the service will be offered for £10.
Helene, 49, said: "We wanted a dog for ages and he's just the right size for Tanya. She was born 10 weeks early and suffers from cerebral palsy.
"Breau's been a lot of fun for us."
* The RSPCA is holding a chipping session for pets - not just dogs - in Greenhead Park on June 12. The service will cost £10.
We thought our garden was dog-proof, but obviously not.
"It's excellent that we were able to get him back so quickly."
The family also have two cats that are chipped.