THIS WEEK IN 1970: Fancy's quarantine ends '“ with a wag

Twelve months of heartache for a Waterlooville housewife ended with a bark and a pat.Â

Friday, 17th August 2018, 12:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:08 pm
Chris Haggar with her Shetland sheepdog Fancy, who was kept in quarantine for 12 months.

Now happiness is definitely a wet nose for Chris Haggar.

It had been a year since Chris was parted from her three-year-old champion Shetland sheepdog, Fancy. They were separated when Chris and her husband, Norman, returned from Germany and Fancy went into quarantine. 

Months passed and with them came a tightening up in the quarantine regulations, which ruled that dogs must remain in kennels for eight months instead of six. It was increased to 12 months after a rabies scare.

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'˜We were really upset,' said Norman, '˜the regulations are too strict and unnecessary.'

But those long months of waiting were forgotten when Nancy returned home.