Albi, a young Jack Russell cross from Whitfield, Kent may be small in size but he has left a enormous hole in his family’s life following his disappearance on 5th October 2018 whilst out on his usual walk.
Albi, the family’s other dog and their dad Carl went out for their normal early morning walk in local fields, a walk they’d done numerous times before when out of nowhere a large German Shepherd ran at Albi, spooked him and he ran off and unfortunately only the German Shepherd returned.
That was sadly the last time Albi was seen by his owners.
Whilst there were potential sighting of Albi in the first few days, there have been no reported sightings since.
The family followed recommended scenting advice from DogLost but this didn’t result in Albi returning to the place he was last seen. They even brought in a K9 tracker and the beagle did track a scent along a coastal road and down to a disused railway line but after the bad weather the scent disappeared.
The family and police share the same belief; Albi has likely found and kept. Maybe because, after days of trying to make his own way home he looked underweight and unloved, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sharon says “I can’t describe in words the hell we are going through, we are literally broken. None of us have had a full nights sleep since that day and Albi is on my mind 24/7. I’ve slept downstairs near the front door, just in case he finds his way back to us and scratches on the door. Our lives are on permanent hold – we’ve held off on our house exchange and cancelled holidays as all we want is him home. Nothing else matters.”
Describing Albi, Sharon says “He’s an energetic and extremely loving little boy who loves long walks and running around with his ‘brother’ in the fields. At 9pm he’s ready for a sleep and will climb on me for a cuddle and falls asleep, snoring loudly. I miss him following me to the bathroom and sitting on my feet while I brush my teeth or seeing his wet nose pressed up against the shower screen, waiting for me to get out.”
To the person that may have Albi or knows what happened to him, the message is clear. “If you have him, don’t think we don’t love him because we do, don’t think he is unwanted because that’s absolutely not the case. Please do the right thing and end our suffering, bring him home, take him to any vets, call the dog warden or DogLost – whatever it takes to bring him back to me or if you know what happened to him, please tell us as the not knowing is excruciating”
Albi is microchipped and neutered so he can’t be used for breeding.
- Albi’s breed: Terrier cross Poodle
- Albi’s sex: Male
- Date Albi went missing: 5th October 2018
- Microchipped: Yes
- Neutered/Spayed: Yes
- Wearing ID/Collar: Yes
Albi’s Facebook page can be found here
If anyone has any information on Albi, then please call DogLost on 0844 800 3220 quoting dog ID 135260