Update on Pepper: I rang the vet where she was micro-chipped , Vaccinated and 'vet checked'. The receptionist started by telling me she was unable to give out that information, I have never heard of a dog having the right to privacy.
After a few minutes she started to tell me 4 puppies had been taken in ( I was told there was 5) no vet check had been done only the micro-chipping and vaccination, then she proceeded to tell me that all the dogs were checked and fine. She then told me that was all she knew.
I have made Pepper an appointment to go to see the vet tomorrow, that is the problem living in a one vet town with thousands of heads of cattle, sheep and horses, you just have to wait.
This morning Pepper has been running after her toys, jumping up onto the lounge and seems is so happy and playful.