Missing royal dog found after extensive police search

After five hours of an extensive police search —including teams of patrol officers, investigation officers and vehicle theft prevention and suppression officers  — a missing royal dog was found at the viewpoint at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Police officers play with Khun Hom Nuan after she is found on Doi Suthep on June 21, 2020. (Source: Khaosod English)

Khun Hom Nuan, a dog belonging Princess Siribhachudabhorn, reportedly went missing at 00:32 on 21 June from a dog training centre at an air force base in Chiang Mai. Khun Hom Nuan was found at 19:00 the same day at the viewpoint at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Bhuping Police reported that they started the search on 21 June at 14:00, immediately after the princess posted about her missing dog on Facebook at 13:57. The search included examining CCTV footage and showing local people Khun Hom Nuan’s photo and asking if they had seen it.

At 22:43, the Princess posted on Facebook a video thanking everyone for helping her find Khun Hom Nuan. She specifically mentioned 60 organizations and individuals in the post.

“I have seen the kindness of people who love animals and I am very grateful,” Princess Siribhachudabhorn said. “I want to let everyone know that I feel really grateful as the mother of Hom Nuan that she got to come home today. I didn’t think I would get her back.”

The princess also said those who helped her could feel free to post messages on her Facebook page if there any way she could repay them in the future for what has been done.

Princess Siribhachudabhorn is the eldest daughter of Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, who is King Vajiralongkorn’s younger sister.