Owners sought for dog found on Scafell Pike mountain

Last updated at 09:09
ScafellScottish SPCA
The dog has been nicknamed Scafell

An animal welfare charity has launched an appeal to locate the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of the highest mountain in England.

The black and tan male collie cross was picked up at the top of Scafell Pike in the Lake District last Saturday by a couple on holiday.

Concerned about its wellbeing, they took it home and handed it to the Scottish SPCA rescue centre in Glasgow.

The charity now wants to locate the owner of the dog, nicknamed Scafell.

Scafell Pike from WasdaleCumbria Tourism
At 978m, Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England

The dog, which had not been micro-chipped, is believed to be aged between five and eight years old.

Anna O'Donnell, from the Glasgow centre, said: "At this stage it's all a bit of a mystery but we believe Scafell may have been taken up the mountain by his owner and become lost.

"It would be fantastic if we are able to reunite him with his owner if he has gone missing. If not, we will find him a loving new home in Scotland."

At 978m, Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England.