Ellie – A missing piece of their pawzle

Anyone who has a Cocker Spaniel will testify to how loyal they are and 3-year-old Ellie was no exception. She loved her family, loved going for long walks and playing with her dog pals but she especially liked going to work with dad Iain, something she was lucky to do regularly.

On Friday 19th October 2018, Ellie had spent the day in a garden in Towcaster, opposite the race course in Northampton whilst Iain was working there. Ellie very rarely left his side so this was a very normal day for them both.

Ellie and Iain loved spending time together

At home time, Iain popped Ellie in his van and went back for his tools and in 15 short minutes it took for him to pack up and return, someone had stolen Ellie from the Renault van and the family’s nightmare began.

Ellie’s heartbroken mum relives the day she was told Ellie had been stolen “Ellie’s disappearance has made me feel numb. It has affected me massively and the pain still isn’t getting any better. 

Ellie’s bowls are still in the same place they were on the day of her disappearance, her dog bed still lies in the same place with her favourite toy on top. I am keeping them exactly where they are in hope that we will be reunited one day”

Northamptonshire Police were made aware of Ellie’s theft immediately after she was taken and any potential leads that the family have received have been forwarded onto them to investigate. The Northamptonshire Police have also made other police forces aware.

The family have also ensured their local community are aware of Ellie’s case and have printed hundreds of posters, which have been distributed as far as possible, including to all local vets and Ellie’s microchip has been updated to reflect she has been stolen.

Ellie also has a Facebook page dedicated to her. The family hope that one share could be the potential link that will bring their beloved Ellie back home where she belongs 

Sadly, even though Ellie has had national press coverage it still hasn’t resulted in anyone coming forward to end the families heartache.

When asked what he would say to anyone who knows what happened to Ellie back in October, Iain says “If you have any information that may help us in the search for Ellie, I urge you to please come forward and help us.

And if you have Ellie, please do the right thing and hand Ellie back to us. She has a loving home where she is missed hugely”

The response the family has already had regarding Ellie’s disappearance has been overwhelming and has made the awful time that little bit easier but they still need their little girl home.

Ellie is microchipped so it will be easy to identify her, she was wearing a black collar with pink trim on the day she was stolen and her tag noted she was microchipped on one side and had her surname plus a contact telephone number on the other.

Ellie celebrated her 3rd birthday recently and without her family, so please help DogLost bring her home so she can celebrate her next birthday with the people that love her most in the world.

If you have any information relating to Ellie’s theft or you know where she is, please contact DogLostdirectly on 0844 800 3220, quoting dog ID 135821. There is a large reward for Ellie’s safe return to her family.

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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

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