Missing dog Jo is finally found

A dog which has been missing since a crash on the M4 near Three Mile Cross on December 15 has finally been found.

Jo, or JoJo as he is affectionately known, escaped after his owner Jackey Holt’s car overturned after colliding with a stationary vehicle between junctions 11 and 12 of the M4.

A desperate search commenced for the black and white lurcher, which caught the attention of hundreds of people, both locally and nationally.

Humane traps containing food and items of Jackey’s clothing had been set numerous times following sightings by volunteers, and JoJo was finally caught this morning (Tuesday), exactly four weeks after the crash.

It is believed that he was found in the Tutt’s Clump area, some 10 miles away from the site of the crash.

More than 800 people joined in the search for JoJo, with volunteers coming from as far away as Essex to help look for him.

The happy news was posted by Jackey’s grandson Aaron Jeffrey in a Facebook group set up to co-ordinate the search shortly after 8am this morning.

Jackey rescued JoJo four years ago from Sadie’s Stray Dog Rescue in Banbury, where she volunteered as a fosterer.

A spokesperson for the rescue, Lesley Ford said: “Thank you to everyone that has been a massive part of catching Jo after he escaped from a traffic accident. Fabulous people too numerous to mention.

“Whist it has been an exhausting four weeks it has been a time of making new friends and I hope we all keep in touch.”

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  1. Such wonderful, heartwarming news! So very happy for Jojo and his family. I hope he was found in good health. Thank you so much to all involved in his safe return. A fantastic ending to a worrying time!

  2. So very pleased to wake up to the news that JoJo is safe and back with owner Jackie. Although I couldn’t personally join the search for Jo I and others helped spread his missing details over social media and am over the moon he’s back in the arms of his loving mum. ???

  3. Facebook is rejoicing this morning that Jo has finally been caught, everyone was worried about the bad weather coming. Well done to all the volunteers who searched for him, to DogLost for their help and to Ray Dedicoat for his invaluable advice. Welcome Home Jo.

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