A HUGE community effort has succeeded in finding a Dunfermline family's dog after he went missing from Pittencrieff Park.

Little Olly, a seven-year-old Shih Tzu, lives with his owner, Sinead Cunningham, 18, and her mum, Nichola Renton, 42, in Duloch but spent five days lost in the city last week.

"It's been horrendous, it has been a nightmare," Nichola told the Press.

"We thought there was no way he would survive in the heat.

"He went missing last Friday (July 15) from the Glen but originally made it back home, I could see him on the camera, but by the time I got there he was gone, I missed him by four minutes."

Olly was then sighted in Fordell Firs, in Pitreavie Business Park, outside the Press office, and heading towards the M90 through Rosyth, before being found near Oceaneering on Dundas Road, more than five miles from his Teal Place home.

The case was picked up by Dana's Angels, a Facebook group who work to locate dogs which have been reported missing across Fife.

They rallied around 80 people to search for the pup, who was being sighted across the city.

Elaine Gillon, one of the founders, said: "I think we have had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday!

"It is awful to watch the owners, Missing dogs tend to come out during the night and there had been a few sightings.

"A lot of people mean well and call on them but we think people spooked him, we try to get them into a routine to see where they are going and then put out humane traps."

Dana's Angels have been working for eight years to reunite dogs with their owners across Fife and the four members attend each search themselves.

"We need to keep them in the area so we put out cameras and do food dumps," Elaine added.

"It was the biggest turnout from the community in a couple of years, all the wildlife will be the best-fed in Rosyth!

"I think his mum was overwhelmed, if it was my own dog I'd like to think people would do the same for me.

"These people go through hell and back."

Olly was found eventually last Wednesday, July 20, wandering on disused train tracks near Rosyth Dockyard.

He made it home just in time to celebrate his seventh birthday with his family, and to get a much-needed haircut.

Despite reports that he had been hit by a car, a vet confirmed to Nichola that he was unscathed.

"I was shaking," she explained.

"I didn't think it would be a happy ending, I couldn't believe it, I cried.

"I was amazed that all of those people would come to find a dog they had never met, I turned around and there were all the people who had been out still willing to help.

"There is no way in the world that we would have found him without Dana's Angels."

You can join the group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679188132366399