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.
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