Dog missing - feared stolen
PUBLISHED: 16:22 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 18:00 31 May 2010
A WOMAN fears thieves may have stolen her beloved dog, after it inexplicably went missing during a walk on Friday December 28. Christine King, who lives on Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford, was walking her two-year-old Labrador cross Patterdale terrier L
A WOMAN fears thieves may have stolen her beloved dog, after it inexplicably went missing during a walk on Friday December 28.
Christine King, who lives on Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford, was walking her two-year-old Labrador cross Patterdale terrier Lilly in the grounds of Boro Farm with two other dogs when it disappeared, at about 3pm.
She said: "Lilly likes to run, and had bounded off down by the lakes that are let out for coarse fishing.
"I saw a white van pull up nearby, which I assumed was being used by people who were going fishing - however, when I got back to the car where Lilly will normally meet me after a walk, the van was gone and she was nowhere to be seen.
"I waited around for an hour, before my two other dogs became impatient and I had to leave. I returned later with my husband and we carried out a thorough search, but she was nowhere to be seen.
"I don't know why anyone would want to steal her. She's not valuable; she's no pedigree or greyhound, just a very bouncy, lively dog."
Mrs King contacted the authorities to see if a dog has been reported killed on the roads near to her house, but there had been no reported deaths. She has also been in touch with the police.
"For three days I couldn't talk about it," she said, "it's been very upsetting. It's the not knowing more than anything else - I have this heavy lump in my head and have been waking up in the night wondering where she is."
In the hope of recovering Lilly, Mrs King has distributed posters and photographs of her dog around the area.
If anyone has encountered a boisterous young Labrador that appeared to be without an owner, they should get in touch with the Reporter, who will pass on their details to Mrs King.