North West Wales

Owner of drowned dog Sylvia raises £7,000 for coastguard

Janice Bannister's dog, Sylvia Image copyright Janice Bannister
Image caption Sylvia, the Japanese Shiba Inu, went missing on an Anglesey beach

A dog owner who hired a helicopter to look for her pet when she went missing on Anglesey has raised £7,000 for the coastguard service involved in the search.

About 60 people with up to 100 dogs are expected to join Janice Bannister to present the cheque later in memory of Sylvia the dog which was found drowned.

They will then all walk to a memorial bench erected in her memory.

The Japanese Shiba Inu was found just a few miles from where she disappeared.

Mrs Bannister had spent £750 hiring a helicopter to search the area.

People from all over the UK joined her to help look for Sylvia after her story attracted huge support.

The dog was discovered in the sea at the western entrance of the Menai Strait near Caernarfon a week after she went missing on Newborough beach on the island's west coast.

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