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.