A DOG who prompted more than 6,600 people to join a Facebook page to trace him has been found safe and well.

Bear, a chocolate-coloured Sprocker spaniel, was found hiding under a car at Quarry Auto Spares, a scrapyard in Wyke, at around 1pm.

The scrapyard’s owner called Bear’s owner to say the beloved pet was hungry and crying under the car. His owners picked the dog up from the scrapyard and he was taken to Vets4Pets in Brighouse. Bear was fine but had lost 2kg in weight while he was missing.

Bear was found after a nine-day search after he went missing at the top section of Judy Woods in Bradford on December 5, when he was taken out for a walk by one of his owners.

The Facebook group, Help Find Bear – Missing Sprocker Spaniel, led to the community rallying round in a bid to find the dog.

Bear’s owners, Chris Craven and Michelle Hadcroft, thanked everyone for helping in the search.

Mr Craven, of Low Moor, said: “It’s relief now that he is home.

“We didn’t sleep for the nine days he was missing. It was a nightmare nine days.

“Our kids are absolutely overjoyed by it. Christmas is complete now.

“It’s been one giant team effort. It gives everybody a bit of hope.”