This news came through last night. I am not a happy person. People have different opinions of whether Kevin, the dog should be returned to his master's family. I like one of my friend who said, if Kevin was a child, he would be returned to his family.
Bring back Kevin - That's the plea from a grieving family.
Kevin is a dog, who followed his beloved master Peter into the bush. It was their last trip together. Three weeks later Peter's body was discovered, but there was no sign of Kevin his black labrador.
After much investigation Peter's family now know Kevin was picked up by the pound and already re-homed.
They are now desperate to get Kev back in time for tomorrow's funeral, but the district council and the new family aren't helping.
They say Kevin is happy in his new home and he won't be returned.
Michael Holland with the family's plea, and Graham Young, who's in charge of animal services for the South Taranaki District Council, speaks from Hawera.