A CORONATION Street boss has thanked readers after his missing dog was found safe and well.
TV stars joined soap director Duncan Foster in making emotional pleas for pet pooch Willow to be returned after her disappearance last night.
The six-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vanished shortly before 7pm from outside Duncan’s daughter house in Cleadon.
But after appeal through our website and on social media earlier today, she was found at an address in Pennywell, Sunderland.
Soap actresses Michelle Keegan and Georgia May Foote joined calls for the safe return of Willow, who has a heart murmur and needs daily medication.
Ducan, who has directed Emmerdale and Coronation Street since 2001, was contacted shortly after a story about Willow’s disappearance appeared on the Echo’s website.
The 48-year-old, who lives near Stanley, Co Durham, said: “It is an immense sense of relief that she has been returned. It has been a traumatic 24 hours.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who helped look for her. Without them I don’t think she would have been returned.”