On Monday morning a dear friend’s dog managed to get out and ran away from home. They’ve been frantically searching for her since, but to no avail. Like most dog owners, I know how bad it feels to have lost you dog for just a minute. An hour, of course, is far worse, and I hate to think how it feels when multiplied by 48 or more.
If you live locally, I’ve added details of the dog below, so please keep an eye out for her.
If you don’t live locally, even if you DON’T own a dog, there’s still something I wanted to highlight.
Through this ongoing experience, I’ve discovered doglost.co.uk. You may already know about it, and I’m sure somewhere in my head I knew that it would exist. And it does! Dog Lost Dog is a volunteer organisation that publicises lost dogs throughout the UK. It offers useful tools to owners if they lose their dog and provides publicity and advice – all for FREE. You can even preregister your dog in case you lose it. Click here to find out more.
Dog Lost also allows people to sign up to receive alerts of lost and found dogs in their area. I’m sure if you own a dog, you’ve had the same experience I’ve had many times, of finding an ownerless dog while out walking yours. Sometimes the dog won’t even come near you. However, even if it won’t, you can still report your sighting.
Of course you don’t have to be a dog owner to find a lost dog. So even if you don’t have a dog, you might want to sign up.
Anyway, here’s the details of my friend’s dog, who is still missing as I post this..
Female Border Collie Tri-Colour (Black, Brown And A Little White) (Age: Older Adult)
Missing from Hatherleigh, EX20 area, South West on Monday, 19th March 2018
She escaped out a house door on Moorview (housing Estate) in Hatherleigh and ran down the road past RGB building supplies towards the roundabout. She used to leave near Exbourne, so may be trying to make her way back there.
Thanks even more than usual for reading.