Lily – A missing piece of their pawzle

As responsible dog owners, we all do our very best to protect our four-legged family members and we never put them intentially in harms way. Personally, I’ve always assumed that the safest place for my two, is with me, in our home and in their (yes their!) secure back garden but sadly even our own homes and gardens are no longer safe from people that prey on our pets.

On the 25th March 2017, gorgeous Lily, a seven year old Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel and her male pup were doing what they did most mornings; enjoying a bit of a sniff around their own back garden in Stratford Upon Avon. There was nothing unusual about that day and nothing alerted Lily or her owners to any danger.

Lily – Stolen Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel

When it was time to come in, Lily’s owner went out to get them only to find the puppy was still in the garden but Lily was missing. Immediately, they knew something was wrong as the puppy followed Lily everywhere.

Initially there wasn’t too much panic as who would steal a dog from an owners back garden? In fact that thought never crossed their minds but following a search of the local area, including the towpath and the recycling centre the scary realisation set in, Lily didn’t just manage to escape somehow. Someone must have been in the garden and stolen her.

Following a call to the Warwickshire Police, it transpired that a week earlier another Cocker Spaniel also went missing from her enclosed garden. Similarly, the female Cocker Spaniel was in a garden with her (male) pup and the female was stolen whilst the pup was left.

  • Lily’s breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Lily’s sex: Female
  • Date Lily went missing: 25th March 2017
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Neutered/Spayed: No, due to just having her pups.
  • Wearing ID/Collar: Yes

Since Lily’s theft, the family have proactively searched for her and followed up on every possible lead, some times crossing the country to rule out similarly marked Cocker Spaniels. Unfortunately, their tireless searching hasn’t had the happy ending we are all hoping for. The family still don’t know what happened to their beloved Lily and they haven’t been able to bring her home.

So, if you know what happened to Lily or know where she is, information can be given directly to Warwickshire Police or DogLost can be called on 0844 800 3220, quoting reference number 113086. It’s time to bring Lily home.

Lily’s Facebook page can be found here

Sham – A missing piece of their pawzle

In my my short time volunteering for DogLost, no family appeal has haunted me more than Sham’s. Caroline, Sham’s mama has an eloquence I could only wish for and her “letter to whoever has Sham” is a soul bearing testament to how much she loves her.

Sham lived with her family in Radcliffe, Manchester and was central to the family. She was always there for Caroline through her pregnancy, loving nothing more than sitting on her tummy and eating apple and was also the reason why her son laughed for the first time.

Family devoted Sham – Missing since 3rd June 2017

Sadly, 14 happy years together was brought to a painful and abrupt end when Sham managed to escape through the front door of her home on 3rd June 2017 after a visitor called to see the family.

They searched the area extensively for Sham but she was never found, she was never reported as found to the local dog warden and there were no dog-related traffic accidents reported – it’s like she walked out of the door that day and disappeared.

The family know that time isn’t on Sham’s side and if she is still alive, she’ll be a very old lady now, so if by some complete miracle you are reading this and know where Sham is or what happened to her, on behalf of the family I plead with you to get in touch. It’s only fair after the years of happiness and laughter she brought to her family, Sham is returned to her family in her golden years or the family are given some closure.

  • Sham’s breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Sham’s sex: Female
  • Date Sham went missing: 3rd June 2017
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Neutered/Spayed: Yes
  • Wearing ID/Collar: Yes
  • Distinguishing Marks: Sham was sadly deaf and partially sighted when she went missing