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Please help: lost dogs Mimi & Tinker

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amiecaitlin Thu 18-May-17 10:30:56

Two weeks ago, a workman left the gate open and my in-laws' beloved cockerpoos made a dash for it. There has been no news, no sightings and no information since they went missing on May 6.

The family moved from Guildford to Albury Heath (in Surrey) after Christmas this year, so there is a concern they may have got lost trying to find their way back to the old house or similar. They may well be in Sussex or Kent by now if they went the wrong way - dogs can cover a lot of ground if they need to.

However, we already have about 300 local dog owners looking while walking their dogs daily as well as posters in all the local area, yet no one has seen or found anything. The local charity we're working with - Harvey's Army - who specialise in helping find lost pets think this could be a sign they've been stolen.

We're not niaive. We're well aware there is every possiblity Mimi and Tinker are sadly dead. But my in-laws have a 12 and a 10 year old son and daughter who are absolutely distraught. (The toddler in the second photo is my daughter.) Closure in any form at this point would be welcome.

The local radio stations and newspapers aren't able to run any appeals as if they ran every appeal they receive, they'd be inundated as you can imagine. So we're relying heavily on local flyering and social media.

Please, please take a good look at the photos and poster attached. Even if you don't live in Surrey, they may have been sold on elsewhere. If someone suddenly has one or two new adult cockerpoos, please consider if they could be our Mimi and Tinker.

I don't even know if I'm allowed to request this, but if you could even share the poster on Facebook or Twitter, we would be eternally grateful.

Thank you if you made it to the end of this! And an absolutely HUGE thank you in advance to anyone who shares the image below. We are so, so grateful.

If you have any information, please contact the number on the poster attached, or feel free to leave a comment on this thread.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 18-May-17 10:34:01

Are they on DogLost? I hope you find them.

anonymousbird Thu 18-May-17 10:36:10

I couldn't leave without saying how sorry I am to hear this, I really hope you find them. I assume you have it on your local FB page?

I will share on FB when I can get to a computer later today.

amiecaitlin Thu 18-May-17 10:46:00


yes, they were listed on DogLost the day after they went missing.

Thank you both for replying and to anon for sharing later. Much appreciated.

UnbornMortificado Thu 18-May-17 10:48:29

I'm so sorry amie I'm not local but il share on FB for you anyway on the offchance someone on my friends list is flowers

Hope you in-laws have them back soon.

amiecaitlin Thu 18-May-17 10:52:14

Thank you Unborn! If they have been stolen, being local is no longer of a concern as they may have been sold on elsewhere, so that would be great, thank you so much!

amiecaitlin Tue 30-May-17 13:56:14

Just a quick update -

Unfortunately, we're still searching for Mimi and Tinker. There has been a few possible sightings / reports of dogs the right size and colourings in and around Surrey (see map), which we've followed up. And my in-laws are out most nights at 1am or 5am searching when it's quietest with their third dog (a very old black lab) in hope that Mimi and Tinker will recognise / remember his smell.

If they are out in the wild they will have gone 'ferral' now, meaning they're unlikely to come close to humans - even my in-laws whom they usually love dearly. This makes it very difficult to track them obviously!

So if you're in the local area, please do continue to keep an eye out and contact the numbers on the above poster (see OP) or message on here if you have any information.

We're still not ruling out that they may have been snatched over the past few weeks, in which case, they could be anywhere in the country. So while we're still searching locally in earnest, this is a nationwide request to keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you very much in advance if anyone is able to help. Fingers crossed we'll get them home eventually.

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