Tiny Dana, a Chihuahua and Papillon crossbreed, sparked a massive search after escaping from her new owner’s Glenrothes home.
After a massive community search involving hundreds of people, it was feared she might never be found.
But thousands of miles away cross the Atlantic, mystic Jenny Weeks – who describes herself as an ‘animal communicator’ – put her psychic powers on the case.
Within hours she was in touch to say she had ‘seen’ the frightened pooch in a vision.
Dana was cowering near a pile of wood, next to a wooded area and close to a farm, said Jenny.
The information gave searchers hope and soon teams of worried dog lovers – calling themselves ‘Dana’s Angels’ – were scouring an area around Southfield Industrial
Estate in Glenrothes, close to nearby farm buildings and where there were piles of wood stored.
Finally a nearby farmer spotted Dana and managed to shut her inside a shed until help came.
The news delighted hundreds of people who had been following the search for the missing dog on social media.
“She must have been the most talked about dog in Scotland,” said Ena Conyon, who is co-founder of Second Chance Kennels in Thornton, Fife, which specialises in re-homing dogs which have been kept by professional breeders.
“People were out looking for her day and night. There were people out at 2am and 4am searching, it become a real community effort.
“Dana hadn’t been outside very much and she isn’t used to a lot of contact. The wee soul would have been petrified out in the cold and wet. Her story just touched everyone.”
While searchers split into teams to hunt for Dana, others brought food and hot drinks to keep them going.
Just as it seemed that Dana had gone forever, Ena decided to try one last thing.
She had heard a US-based psychic had a reputation for tracking down missing dogs. Just a few weeks’ earlier, psychic Jenny Weeks had helped dog lover Shona Stewart track down her missing rough collie Anya.
The little dog had bolted on Bonfire Night after being frightened by a firework.
The previous success prompted Ena to see if Jenny could pull off a second successful psychic search.
“I emailed Jenny to see if she could help,” said Ena. “We were desperate. I thought I’d try anything to get Dana back safely. Jenny replied saying that she could see this wood and some old buildings.
“There was a farm nearby and that the dog was hiding in a little den or lair that she’d made.”
The mystic told Ena that she hadn’t been able to communicate with Dana because the tiny dog was too scared.
But she said that she was near the woods but hadn’t gone in – helping to narrow down the search area – and that she was petrified of predators like foxes.
People were scouring the industrial estate matching the psychic’s description when news came through a local farmer had spotted a small dog. He managed to entice her into a shed and pull the door shut, keeping her safe until Ena arrived to take her back to Second Chance Kennels.
“It really was such a relief to get her back,” said Ena. “We are going to keep her now as our own pet, she’s been through more than enough.”
Mystic Jenny said she was thrilled to hear Dana is safe.
“When I connect with a dog or cat I generally see what they see or feel what they feel. I’m transported,” she explained.
“I feared for Dana because I did feel predators around her. But I also knew she was alive because when I touched in with her occasionally, she was still transparent.
When an animal has passed, they appear solid to me.
“I’ve been able to speak with animals since I can remember. As a child I remember speaking to my grandmother’s dog and all our cats.
“I’m so very happy that Dana has been found safe and sound. It’s a beautiful blessing to be involved in saving another’s life, especially one who can’t call for help.
“These happy endings make it all worthwhile.”