Lost: Lurcher In South East (RAINBOW BRIDGE)

  • Dog ID 11424
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name BESS
  • Gender & Breed Lurcher
  • Age Adult
  • Colour
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 06 Dec 2007
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area RAINBOW BRIDGE
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 01482 866025
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
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Sightings and Information

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Angelita
Good idea to see the dog just in case. You're doing all the right things to find her, good luck xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
PS - Have messaged Tilly's ownersLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
I don't blame you Tootall, I'd want to see the dog for myself as well. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
There is quite a real possibility the dog seen was not our Bess - talked to the shop owner in the village early this morning who told us of a man in the village that lost his lurcher dog yesterday afternoon. He found his late last night, but as all the sightings were reported at the same time as this dog went missing it is very possible that it was not our Bess but his dog. Apparently they look very similar...and without wanting to accuse the man of anything, i'd like to see his dog as no one could tell us how long this person has had their lurcher...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Please look out for Tilly from HU15-in today missing from the next village down.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMeeka
I can't tell you how much I am willing this to be Bess - Good Luck to you and everyone helping track her down - everything crossed down south for some good news.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
beardies in need
Do anyone have a trap in the area ?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Good luck!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Triangle plotting and scenting instructions have been sent. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Tootall this is great, and what I expected may happen. She is staying around that area. What you will need to do now is to continue to smother the surrounding area with posters. More sightings will then come in as she shows herself. Plot the sightings onto an ordnance survey map as you will need to work out the route she is travelling in order to make a safe place for her to return to, and pick up food. You will also have to do some serious scenting, so please PM me your email address in order that scenting instructions may be given to you. It will not be a case of just calling her, and she will come I'm afraid. In fact if any of you see her, please do not in anyway chase her. This is very important as she could run straight into danger. By all means make gentle noises she will recognise, maybe singing or laughing, or a favourite squeeky toy. Have a slip lead ready, that you can slip easily over her head, if she shows herself, but do not approach her. You must turn and walk the other way, still singing or speaking her name quietly. Hopefully she will come to you then. This will not necessarily happen all in one go, and could take quite a few days. Be prepared for this, and do not try to rush it. You will get her home. Good luck now for further sightings. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Sighting in Little Weighton, just down the road from Walkington only 3 hrs ago. Lady convinced it's her. My sister and girlfriend gone straight out to look as i am at work. Fingers crossed guys....please keep your eyes peeled in that area.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Totall thank you for the update and I'm sorry to hear no news. You really need to get the word out here now its weekend. I cannot stress this enough, that you will probably need hundreds of posters in plastic pockets with the opening at the bottom to protect from rain. Place them wherever most people go, and where dog walkers will see them. Also hand them out to dog walkers and postmen. To get Bess back you need to get hundreds of eyes looking, thus the suggestion of schools etc. Children will always look out for a lost dog whilst walking their own. Try the local newagent or post office, chip shop and supermarket. Lets get her in the blue. Any other helpers in this area that could possibly spare a little time at the weekend? Bess needs to be home now. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
No news i'm afraid. Going to contact the local beat police officer and try putting something in the local newsletter tomorrow.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Tootall, any news ? Can we have an update please? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
come on bess show yourself again x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Tootall, this is really good news. Walkington is not that very far at all and if this sighting was her, which sounds very possible, she is probably staying within that area. Posters need to be everywhere. Try to think of places where a poster will have maximum impact. Where many people go, pass, or work. Schools for example. Poster outside them, but speak to the head teacher and ask for posters to be displayed on notice boards inside. Walkington Primary- 01482 861115 Fax 01482 8711118. The Agricultural College. There are so many staff travelling to and from work, plus students. Public houses where people gather. The Ferguson Fawsitt Arms tele/fax 01482 882665 ~ The Dog and Duck 01482 881622, and many more. You will probably have to beg the manager to display a poster, or put near the car park. All Hallows Church I'm sure will help. Ask them to display a poster on their notice board. Contact any stables, riding schools, equestrian/ animal feed places in the area and put up posters. Markets, boot sales, hotels where lots of people work. the local neighbourhood beat officer says he welcoms calls 0845 6060 222 ext 5811 or email phillip.pickering@humberside.pnn.police.uk ~ Walkington News Editor sallyclayton@york17.karoo.co.uk deadline for newsletter is 15th of each month by 6.00pm. You can email for inclusion on their website here: website@walkington-news.freeserve.co.uk. Hope this has given you some ideas. Lets get Bess in the blue. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Had another call from someone in Walkington that says she thinks she saw a dog like bess wandering around 'in an aggitated state' a day or two after the other sighting. She kindly offered to poster the area and tell folks to keep an eye out. We've been back up there with our other dogs to try and get a scent or something...but no sign. She may be long gone by now. It's a shame these people don't phone as soon as they have sighted the dog and not 5 days later... :(Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
Any news yet?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
fingers toes and paws crossed !! show yourself bess x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doglady
hope this is good news.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
Fingers crossed here Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Really hoping that this recent sighting is BessLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Sounds promising!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Tootall, this sounds promising, fingers crossed it is Bess. Try and poster as wide an area you can where any sightings are. If you get any more phoecalls mark all sightings on a map and they may form a pattern.lls. Good luck. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Had a call today from someone who thinks they saw her in WALKINGTON. He said he saw her at 10 am this morning but didn't phone me until 5pm and by then there was no sign of the dog. He said that it was definately without an owner and was running around near the playing fields. He approached the dog and said that there was a black greyhound type collar on it but rather than there being a metal ID tag (like Bess had)there was a leather box-like holder with the ID, although he didn't get hold of it to have a look (!) Please keep an eye out in this area if you are local...it could well be our Bess. If she was taken by someone it could be that they have just changed the ID tag over and she's got free/been let loose.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
No it's gone quiet again apart from someone ringing (a week later!) to say that he saw her the same day she went missing very close to where she vanished. We went back up there to have another hunt around but there was no sign.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
Any news Tootall?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Sorry this wasn't your girl. Really hope you find her soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Well done to the lady for alerting you of the found dog and taking the time to send a photo. Pity it was not Bess, fingers crossed for the next time and hopefully it will be her. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Got a picture message from a kind lady today who thought she'd seen Bess in a Wakefield Kennels. I shot straight off and although it really did look like Bess, it unfortunately wasn't. Thanks to that lady (you know who you are) Sorry i didn't call back to let you know, but i lost your number.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Poster up dated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
No propblem - sorry if i sounded abrupt - didn't mean to come across like that.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Tootall, will ask admin to alter the poster, it may not be until tomorrow now. HQ has had a very hectic time over the past few days. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Can i just make it clear that the poster says Bess WAS sighted for definate - we stillhaven't got a positive i.d. on this sighting so until then as far as we are concerned she may well be anywhere else....don't mean to be picky, but at the same time we want people to be aware it may not have been her. PS the other black dog was also a lurcher breed.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sally Nicholson-Fisher
Bess is so beautiful - hope she's home soonLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Sorry - spelling mistake - Great Hatfield. Sister spoke to someone who knows that area very well and all the dog owners around there and she says she has never seen these two dogs before, and like i say they were just running free in fields. Unfortunately no one has been able to catch them. Fingers crossed though. Going to search/poster out there as soon as i can. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
POSSIBLE SIGHTING - Near Great Hatfiels village close to Hornsea. Seen running free with another black dog. Anyone in area please look out for the.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Forgot to say that Bess is spayed too. Contacted everywhere within a 10 mile radius, but will put up more posters in a widser area and inform other neighbouring DW's etc. Thanks folks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Tootall, type (Dog Rescue Kennels HU17) in www.google.co.uk and you will find places in the area to contact. Jan x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Tootall, welcome on board Doglost, sorry that Bess is missing. Great that you have registered and are updating helpers. Make sure you contact DW, Police, if you border another Council ensure you also inform their DW etc and as many kennels in the surrounding areas as possible. Do visit in person at least once a week and leave a poster. You need to poster, poster, poster as far an area as possible. Brilliant that Bess has been CHIPPED. Jan x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Thank you zoeemma.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
zoeemma
I work with several people who live in beverley, I'll put up a poster in the staffroom and tell them to keep their eyes open. Hope shes home safe soon xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tootall
Thanks to all that are helping us find our dog. She means the world to us and we miss her terribly. It's some comfort to know that there are kind people out there willing to help us find her. We are very grateful to you all.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
ThanksxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tysons Mum
have e-mailed photo to computor at work so i can print some of and get some put up stay safe bess and dont give up hopeLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Poster has been e mailed out to local helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
rescue_mum
Stay safe Bess until you are found xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks Jan!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, North West
Spoken to owners and photo is on the way to admin@doglost.co.uk. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Bess's owner can be contacted on 01482 866025 or 07834 720220.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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