Runaway sheep return home from woolly adventure thanks to Star readers

Would ewe believe it! A flock of runaway sheep have been returned safely to their owner thanks to Shropshire Star readers.

Sophie Jones with one of the lost sheep
Sophie Jones with one of the lost sheep

The 14 sheep turned up in the Kingsland area of Shrewsbury last Monday. Neighbours herded them up, and asked Glyn Jones if he would keep them safe in his field until their owner was found.

But after a few days, Glyn couldn't track down the owner, so asked Star readers if anyone could help. He was inundated with calls, including some from people offering advice and others from kind-hearted folk willing to look after them.

Thankfully, the owner saw the story and got in touch with Glyn, and took the animals safely home from their mini-holiday.

The sheep had come from a field elsewhere within the town.

Glyn, who is in the process of trying to restore Mount House, the birthplace of Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin, was thankful for the many calls from Salopians offering their support. He said: "The story caused a lot of local interest. I had phone calls and texts from all these people. I must have had 50 calls.

"One caller suggested getting in touch with the RSPCA. Another thought they might have come from a field in Church Stretton, but I don't think they'd make it that far.

"Someone else tracked the number on the tag. And I had a lovely phone call from someone offering to look after them.

"All the calls have been really supportive and positive."

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