A LOST puppy managed to find her own way home - while more than 100 volunteers were out searching for her in blizzard conditions.

Molly, a five-month-old labradoodle crossbreed, was out on a walk with her owner before being chased off by a husky dog on Saturday evening.

Her owner Fraser Cameron, 22, first thought it was usual routine for the dog to run around with other dogs until he noticed she was not coming back.

Fraser called his mum Teresa, 47, to give her the news.

And the family immediately started searching around the River Nairn, Nairn, Scottish Highlands, to look for the dog as they were both worried about her welfare.

Teresa: "I had no idea where she could have been. She has never done that before."

The family had also raised the alarm on Saturday evening on social media asking fellow residents around the Nairn area to help search for the puppy, even the Nairn Coastguard helped.

Tom Rennie, the station manager at Nairn Coastguard, said: "We had people walking the river with torches, head torches, even the lights from their mobile phones looking for her - both local and some visitors who saw it on Facebook.

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"And there were people going around all the streets looking for her.

"It just goes to show you that local communities can and do go above and beyond what is required to help each other.

"I'm proud to be part of that ethos and the Nairn people should be proud of themselves."

Luckily the pooch managed to find her way home, while more than 100 volunteers were out searching for her.

Teresa said: "She was missing for six and a half hours. She ended up back at the house. I have no idea how that happened."

Fraser was proud of the huge turnout.

He added: "It was amazing that more than 100 people turned up to help us.

"The community truly came together, it was amazing, just absolutely amazing.

"We left the back gate open and she just appeared."