Police dog found 'safe and well' after being startled by deer on walk near Loch Ness

Officers have confirmed that a police dog which had gone missing in the Highlands after being startled by a deer has been found safe and well. PD Fergie was being walked north of Polmaily House near Loch Ness at around 10am on Sunday when a deer bolted in front of her.

The shocked German Shepherd ran off and was missing for hours.

Cops released an appeal to try and track her down, with officers fearing that she may be lying injured. The black and tan German Shepherd has a friendly nature but may not react to people as other dogs would, officers said.

However, on Monday afternoon, police confirmed that PD Fergie has been found.

Chief Inspector Gordon Fotheringham, Police Dog Unit Lead for the North, said: “Following searches PD Fergie has been traced and is now back with her handler.

“We are all delighted and we would like to thank everyone who shared and responded to our appeal.”

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