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Trefor's great save scoops Swans ticket - he rescued Swansea City keeper Michel Vorm's dog from being run over

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

By Laura Davies / laura.davies@swwmedia.co.uk / @lawsdx

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm with his wife Daisy and children Jaivy and Livay, their pet dog Mimi and rescuer Trefor Davies.

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm with his wife Daisy and children Jaivy and Livay, their pet dog Mimi and rescuer Trefor Davies.

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WHEN Trefor Davies rescued a runaway dog on a busy road little did he realise he would end up with VIP tickets to watch the Swans.

Or that the animal would belong to Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

Trefor was driving along Oystermouth Road on Tuesday when he spotted a small dog dodging in and out of the cars near the Civic Centre.

Without hesitation, the 39-year-old got out of his car and ran to catch the prized pet.

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"The lights were on red and the dog was a few cars in front of me," he said. "I could tell he was not street-savvy and looked lost. I had to do something before he got knocked down.

"I jumped out of the car and ran to get the dog and got back into the car before the lights turned green."

While the dog was being fed and watered in Trefor's St Thomas home, Michel's wife Daisy was running off hundreds of flyers appealing for the family dog's return.

The two-year-old cross breed rescue dog, called Mimi, had gone missing from the player's home on Tuesday morning.

Michel said: "It's a rescue dog from Romania and lived in Holland with us before we came here. The dog doesn't listen and when it ran off early that morning we were very concerned.

"Obviously our children were very upset. My wife had 200 flyers printed asking people if they had seen Mimi but then we had a call saying it had been found. For someone to stop their car in the road to rescue the dog is very kind and we are very grateful."

Trevor said he was shocked when he discovered the dog belonged to the Swans star.

"The pound contacted me asking if the owner could collect the dog," said Trefor.

"I didn't expect it to be Vorm's family pet! I was a bit overwhelmed when I was told and it took a while for it to sink in."

Trefor was invited to meet Michel and his family at the Liberty Stadium as a thank-you — and he was also greeted by Mimi. He said: "It was good to meet Michel and his family and I was given tickets to watch the Swans on Saturday which I am really pleased about."

Michel Vorm

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