Lost: White / Tan Pointer Cross Female In East Anglia (IP22)

  • Dog ID 119913
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 14 Sep 2017
  • Name MILA MISSING 1 YEAR
  • Gender & Breed Female Pointer cross (Spayed)
  • Age Adult
  • Colour White / tan
  • Marks & Scars Scar on inside right hind leg
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 14 Sep 2017
  • Where Lost Long Lane, Gissing, Suffolk.
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area IP22
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07882102204
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Stephen
  • Views 20985
  • Alerts Sent 190
  • MILA MISSING 1 YEARPoster Image
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DogLostSarah - Twitter Co-ordinator & Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire
Shared and Tweeted for Mila x
https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1040609343278927872
Skywalker99
Can Mila be bumped as she has been missing a year today
Stephen
Very sadly today is the first anniversary of when Mila went missing when she managed to pull the front door handle down and open the door and take herself for a run. We miss her every bit as much as we did a year ago. We would both like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the help and support provided over the past year, from the initial advice and support; setting up and supporting this page; to providing dog tracking support, drone footage and loans of cameras when she was spotted 20miles away in the Elmswell area; to the local community in Elmswell - everyone who was looking out for Mila the local residents and farmers who let us access their land whilst we searched the area for her; and finally to everyone who shares and keeps her story alive on and sends us messages of support. Karen & Stephen xx
Skywalker99
I am so sorry, I really hope you get news soon
Stephen
This is Mila, she has now been missing for 11 months, it feels like 11 years, the pain does not diminish, the sorrow of losing such a beautiful girl does not lessen, just the belief of ever seeing her again.
Mila on the beach on the long line, she had fantastic recall when on the line ( none off the lead except in the garden) she would return sit at your feet and then spend all that time looking for her next victim to chase from small birds up to sea gulls and rabbits, hares but only for the chase as soon as they flew or ran the tail wagged harder. We need Mila back to sort out Asia and Arlo who have made more of a mess in the garden in three and half months then she managed in 3 and half years. We love you Mila come homeLast edited: 2018-08-14 08:01:50 by Stephen
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
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Stephen
We are now at 10 months that Mila has been missing it already feels like a life time, we love and miss our little girl, hope is a hard thing to keep alive
Stephen
Mila is still missing and there have been no sightings of her for a long time, we hope she will pop up somewhere and been sighted. She is missed and we need her returned to us as soon as possible, all possible sighing should be reported for us to check as 1000 false sightings are better than missing the one correct one. Thank you to all for your support and thoughts.
Stephen
Mila has now been missing for 8 months, She now has anew sister and brother adopted from Spain waiting for her at home. We all want her back, but unfortunately there have been no sighting or news of her for a while, Please if you read this, tell others and keep a look for her and all the other dogs that are missing, even if you are not sure if it is her or not let us know and we will check it out, 100 wrong sightings is better then missing the right one. Thank you all for your help
Stephen
WOW it's six months since Mila disappeared, we have had a very bad weekend tears and feeling very low. For us it hurts more now than the day she went, Mila is a tour de force unto herself, she must still be running at a hundred miles an hour chasing birds and barking at them. All we want in the world is to have Mila back.
DogLostSarah - Twitter Co-ordinator & Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire
Mila has a new Thunderclap
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68761-help-find-mila
Stephen
This is Mila she is a English setter / English setter cross, we adopted Mila three and half years ago from Pepe and Asturias waggy Tails.
She was about one year old and turned into a beautiful young girl, lively loving and liberty taking, she pulled on the lead and was not allowed off it when walking.
When in the garden she chased any bird and barked insistently at them until they totally ignored her.
When you called her in the garden she would run to your feet sit down and wait every time, she was gorgeous and funny.
Then she opened the front door which was always looked but it was while I was taking a delivery, she put her paws on the door handle and pulled the door inwards and ran in to the local fields for a bit of fun. By the time I got to the first gate there was no sign of her.
She was spotted five weeks later twenty miles away, weeks of intensive searching, she was spotted a few more times in the area, and then disappeared again, She has not been seen since, even with tracking dogs, drones and cameras and lots of wonderful people searching and of course thousands of posters.
We miss our little girl every minute of everyday, and will never give up looking for her.
Stephen
The snow is fading in the area, there are no sightings of Mila, we had hoped the snow would have flushed her out, but then she is white so would disappear into the background. she must have changed quite a bit as she would have been snuggling up for cuddles and warmth with the weather like this.
Please keep an eye out for Mila and all other dogs who may be lost or just misplaced.
Thank you
Stephen
It's these small things that add up so much, not having her to walk, and talk to, she understood most of it just ignored all the bits she did not like.
We miss her every day, we think about her every day and we talk about her every day, we look at her pictures on Facebook and Dog lost and we will her to come back every day.
We Love you Mila
Skywalker99
Should you get another sighting please contact www.raydedicoat.com fir help with catching her.
janiejewel1649
I really hope that Mila is found soon. Paw, and fingers xd, prayers said and a candle will be lit, hopefully her microchip will works it` magicLast edited: 2018-02-02 16:56:16 by janiejewel1649
Skywalker99
So sad, I hope you get news soon, she had travelled some distance to Elmswell.Last edited: 2018-02-02 16:09:10 by Skywalker99
Stephen
Mila is still missing and still very missed, We thank you all for keeping an eye out and all make the effort to look for her and keep supporting us,
It is very hard to think Mila is out there in this awful weather and lonely Even if she may not realise it. Thank you
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
So sad that Mila hasn't been found yet, I am continuing to share her profile on facebook for you in the hope that a sighting is reported to you x
DogLostJenkins-Admin for Found Dogs
Stephen - really sorry that Mila is not back with you; wish we could get all the lost dogs home where they belong but we will keep trying. What a great idea to adopt the other dogs that have been in kennels for long time and I am sure they will have a loving home with you x x
Stephen
We think off Mila everyday, we speculate and wonder where she is and how she can survive, we can only hope she has found somewhere or someone, where she is safe.
One day she may return home and join us with our growing family when Arlo and Asia join us.
Thank you for keeping a watch and all the support that we continue to receive.
Stephen
We are still walking and looking for Mila, but have no idea where she may have moved on to, as she is no longer in the Elmswell area as far as we know.
We have set in motion to adopt two German Short Haired Pointers who have been on the streets and in kennels for years, We can not and do not want to replace Mila but we can help these poor dogs which just need love.
We thank every body for the support and help with looking for Mila and ask you to continue as she will reappear somewhere one day, and we will have our beautiful girl back with us.
Karen and Stephen
Stephen
Nothing and no one around Elmswell and Great Ashfield upto Walsham Le Willows, We did the whole area on a wet windy Wednesday, did not see hardly anyone nether mind Mila who must of stayed in doors out the drizzle.
Thank you to everyone who are still watching out for her, she must be somewhere and we must get a sighting soon we hope.
Stephen
A new year and still no sightings of Mila, we do not know if she is still in the Elmswell area or moved, we still keep looking and hope one of our friends who walk every day may see her. Thank you to all
Stephen
Dear all, as Christmas nears we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all the help and support we have received from you all. Whilst heartbreakingly she has not be found (despite those sightings of her in October around Elmswell); the one uplifting thing from this difficult time has been the wonderful side of human nature we have experienced since we posted her details on dogslost.co.uk. From the people (most of whom we never knew previously) who have offered the benefits of their experience and expertise - at our home on the phone as well as on this page; setting up this FB page for us social media luddites and creating posters for us; the help with the tracking dog (Loki 🐺); the support from Drone SAR; those who have lent us and help us with wildlife camera equipment; the Diss Express who ran her story which led to the first reported sighting; the amazing people from Elmswell and surrounding area who have shown us so much community spirit by helping with posters and being extra pairs of eyes whilst walking in the area - along with those who offered us a cuppa to help us warm up whilst on our searches; the farmers and landowners who without exception have been so kind and given us permission us to access their land and put up camera equipment); those who did spot her and made contact with us; and to everyone who has sent us positive messages of support and shared Mila's story for us - which has meant so us and helped to lift our spirits and hope on the many low moments over the past few months. Finally of course thank you to the support of friends, family and colleagues whilst we have been on this difficult journey. Apologies if we have forgotten something but be reassured we are so grateful for the amazing support we have received from everyone. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas break thank you from Karen, Stephen, Corbett (who I think does miss her secretly) and Mila wherever she may be.xxxx
Stephen
We walk and talk
We look and spy
but alas, there is no Mila
Low or High
We hope and pray
We count the days
since Mila went
off to play
We miss her lots
We miss her most
The love that's missing
is what hurts the most
menaviana
pls check this one found: link in facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dogtheftawarenessnorteastuk/posts/2014772645468069
Stephen
Mila is a English setter / English pointer cross, she is a Spanish rescue from Pepe which we where lucky to adopt 3 years ago. Mila is the most beautiful girl Pepe has put up for adoption, but she is very head strong and bird obsessed.
Mila escaped from home in Gissing on the 14 September opening the front door by bouncing up and down on the handle while I was taking a delivery, she exploded out the house and down the road in search of freedom and birds to chase.
For the next 5 weeks we trawled the local area putting up posters and talking to people, Then we had a phone call at 10.15 on a Friday night to tell us about a sighting of a dog that looked like Mila in the Long Thurlow area of Suffolk. the next 5 days Mila was spotted and photographed in a field and seen running up and down roads around Elmswell until she disappeared again. For the next 6 weeks we have postered, walk and talked relentlessly to locals , land owners and anyone who stopped for to long to tell them about the most wonderful of dogs.
We have used tracking dogs (Loki), cameras and local walkers to try and spot Mila, all of which has been fruitless for the last 5 weeks.
We suffer and cry most days because Mila is not a pet you have, she is part of you and your life, and being without her is one of the worst thing in our lives.
We thank all of the people who look out for Mila every day and who support us in this endeavour as we do need it, We hope you never feel what we are going through, and we love Mila with every fibre of our beings and can not wait to get her back as it is all we want in the world.
Thank you Karen and Stephen
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Stephen, thank you for your updates on dear Mila, I’m really praying you get the sighting you need, I know there are plenty of posters up everywhere, she just needs to herself now!
Stephen
Thank you to everyone who is out walking and looking for Mila and to all who are giving their support, it is not easy looking for a dog who does not want to be found and it seems at the moment Mila is enjoying the nomadic life,(she will never be let out again when we get her home).
Stephen
Mila has not been sighted for nearly 6 weeks and has been missing for 11 weeks now. we are still searching in the Elmswell area covering a 100 sq mile postered area at the moment waiting for a sighting or news
Lindy
The reference for the dog listed on Kings Lynn dog wardens site is KLWN-00241
Lindy
On the Kings Lynn Council dog warden site.Loose dog/beagle/pointer/white/brown with harness and collar,seen near Bradenham Woods,says police aware on 23/11/17
Stephen
Cameras checked each day, nothing to report. Saturday, Sunday And Monday we will be postering in an extended area around Elmswell, If any body can spare a little time please ring me on 07882102204 Ixworth to Thurston to Stowmarket upto Finningham and all villages in-between just need posters put upon notice boards posts and given to dog walkers and business
Stephen
Checking cameras every day unfortunately no sightings but we have a new area to check fingers crossed
Stephen
Had a sighting yesterday, turns out to be a hare coursing dog on the loose, makes life very difficult. but still have cameras out and a lot of people looking as they go about the lives.
Stephen
Thank you Sue, there are a lot of updates for people on FaceBook help find Mila, lots of people helping to find her and supporting us. Thank you to all of you and to the School passengers everyday
Sue Barnes
I have asked a friend to put it on the Elmswell facebook page. Done today. I will also keep my passengers looking when on the school bus to and from.
Stephen
I have 4 cameras up but no sightings Mila has disappeared for 2 weeks again she may be still in the Elmswell area or may have move. We can only wait for a sighting and keep postering. I would like to say thank you to who ever has started to removed Mila's posters from finger posts in the Badwell Ash area and hope you never have this problem.
We only want Mila back It's the only thing in our lives so please keep an eye open for her
Thank you
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Extra alerts sent to helpers in IP30.
SuzeeBee
Please could alerts be sent to IP30 as this is some way from original area.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Good luck Stephen, praying you have your lovely girl back home with you soon, I have updated the facebook shares with your latest comment and will bump her page up on here for you x
Stephen
Mila is in the Elmswell area IP30 we have placed cameras which have caught Rabbits hedgehogs and now cats but no dogs.
Mila is now 8 weeks away from home, Please keep an eye or two open for her
Stephen
Two camera traps placed, no luck so far apart from rabbits and hedgehogs, more posters put up and more doors knocked on
Stephen
First camera trap placed today, will be putting more out as we get camera. Thank you to all for the support and advise we are getting
Stephen
I have even ask the R A F who fly over the area in helicopters and jets to keep an eye out for her. They have said they go a bit high and a bit fast but will give us their support, Thank you to them.
Anyone with spotter plane helicopters hot air balloons , drones or trained birds in flying in the area please keep a look out.
Thank you to everyone who are helping or thinking about Mila it all means so much to us to have so much support.
We have local dog walkers who text me the area they have walked and if anything catches their eye or ears, I know they walk it anyway be they are thinking about Mila and are in the best place for sightings, which is what we need.
Cameras ordered couple of positions chosen and the next phase of the operation will start,
Stephen
Just a quick update - a good afternoon with Sam & Loki and are certain as we can be that Loki got a trail of her scent and we appear to be in the right area just north of Elmswell. She has been low profile for a few days so we need to get more sightings now but Mila is now quite famous and has a high profile locally from the posters and FB activity. We are going out there again tomorrow. Steve had another reported sighting of her from guess when Friday (she definitely was on a good country walk then).
Thank you to everyone for your kind messages this morning when we thought there could be the worst possible news. Karen & Stephen xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
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DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Bumped up to the top for you Stephen, thanks for the update, really hope you get some news of dear Mila soon x
Stephen
Hello - firstly special thanks to Jeff and Alison coming out today with the drone we are so appreciative of their help. They have done footage across 4 areas which span the line of the map - nothing immediately apparent but will download the footage so we can have a better look.
Some more news on sightings:
i) When with drone at Hardings Farm, a man in a van came up to us, as interested in the drone. When we said what we were doing he said he had seen a lost looking dog in the outskirts of Elmswell (a little south of Hardings Farm) within past week- but couldn't be more specific. He said the dog was white but was not confident enough to verify it was Mila but we managed to rule out the greyhound /lurcher that was on the loose until Saturday on colour grounds.
ii) We had a call from a lady who had seen poster and was confident she had seen Mila on Friday circa 09.30 near Great Ashfield (which would have been in the line of travel we know she now took). Very active she was on Friday!
iii) Later on today we had a text from the lady who shared the photo to say someone she knows saw her just on the outskirts of Ashwell by the organ shop going towards the industrial estate (which is on the disused airfield) and not far from Hardings Farm. The key with this one it was Monday - so the trail moves forward from Friday to Monday. We are trying to find out a bit more particularly a time. This makes the sighting by the 'man in the van' a strong possibility of it being Mila and I would bet it was just before this sighting as he saw the dog just a bit further down the same road.
I will update the map with sightings today.
Sam and Loki will be out tomorrow with Steve but instinct tells me to start looking around the Hardings Farm area. Talk about bitter-sweet progress - we know she is out there but feel so far from being reunited
DogLostLisaP - Administrator, Head Office
http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/have-you-seen-mila-burston-couple-call-for-help-in-search-for-missing-english-pointer-setter-dog-1-8190091
Stephen
Another 15 mile walk today covered the Norton to Tostok area posters and talking to people, no more sighting or news but have confirmed the dog spotted is not the greyhound that has been found and that we are sure it is Mila,
Stephen
That was quick Helen Thanks
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
UPDATE TAKEN FROM MILA'S GROUP.......
I have had three people tell me they have spotted Mila in this area, a professional dog walker, a lady who has photo on her phone and a bloke working on a farm who was about 20 metres away, who is positive it was her.
This means on Friday she was near Long Thurlow headed towards daisy green, she was spotted and photographed in Hardings Lane Just south of Great Ashfield, which is a line going south west, she was last seen heading back the way she had come.
They are having lots of problems with hare coursing at the moment and thought she had been left by them, but are now positive its Mila.
This puts her in a three mile area that she has been spotted in and my feet hurt form miles of walking and Corbett is and inch shorter.
Stephen
Spoke to a local in Walsham Le Willows area today who has told me a Greyhound has been captured that looks abit like Mila, so that ends that search Thank you for all your help
DogLostLisaP - Administrator, Head Office
Additional alerts sent to IP14 x
DogLostMe n my girl - Administrative Volunteer
ADMIN yoo hoo additional alerts please see below
DogLostMe n my girl - Administrative Volunteer
ADMIN can alerts please be sent for IP14 Wyverstonebecause of Stephens post 22/10. Thanks
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have reshared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Mila is safely back at home soon. X

(Stephen, Please, don't ever lose hope. X)
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
I have bumped Mila's page to the top because of this possible sightings, fingers crossed this is Mila x
Stephen
We have a possible sighting 20 miles from home, one on the 24th last month and on last Friday 20 10 2017 in the morning so makes us think there is a loose dog in the area that looks like Mila. Wyverstone near Bury St Edmunds Suffolk is a vast area that we need help to cover. Two couples have seen a dog like MIla in the area, so we have been walking and postering the area anybody near there please poster and keepan eye out for her. Thank you all
Stephen
We are offering a reward for the safe return of Mila
Stephen
It is now over a month with no sighting and no idea of what has happened to her, she may have been hit by a car and is dead in a ditch or may have been taken to another area or country by now with no sightings at all it seems the chances of getting her back are slim
Jane
Shared again!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Bumping her page to the top because of this news article, hoping this will bring some news of Mila x
Stephen
Mila now has her story in the Diss Express Thank you to them for running the story
http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/have-you-seen-mila-burston-couple-call-for-help-in-search-for-missing-english-pointer-setter-dog-1-8190091
Archsuzanne
Supported and Tweeted Thunderclap xx Hope you get some news soon xx
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Please Support:

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63150-has-anyone-seen-mila
JEAN
Shared Home Safe Dog UK
Stephen
3 weeks today Mila has been missing No sightings or news of her We miss her so badly
caring4dogs
twitter
Stephen
One sighting but not Mila, so still no news or any sightings of her. Its looking bad
Jane
Shared Twittered
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Mila is featured in the following newspapers this week, hopefully this will bring some news x
Eastern Daily Press.
Diss Mercury.
Wymondham Mercury.
Thetford, Brandon and Watton Times.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
So pleased Sam was able to get out to you today Stephen, praying you get a sighting of your girl soon x
Stephen
We have had Sam with here tracking wolf Loki out today, lots of scents to follow but no new ones, we need a sighting. Thank you to them and all you all for your help and support.
Skywalker99
Link for the FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498362730240120/
Skywalker99
Have you tried contacting www.lostdogtracker.com?
Stephen
Mila is still missing
seven day and no sighting things are getting very desperate here, thank you to all who are looking and helping us and thank you to all who are thinking about us
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Thunderclap created for Mila, please support and share....
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/62206-mila-missing-from-gissing
Stephen
Mila is still missing, we have posters and a wonderful group of people who have started a dedicated page on facebook Help find Mila.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Mila is safely back at home soon. X
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Email sent with local information and advice. Details added to Doglost Norfolk and Suffolk FB page.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Alerts sent to helpers in IP21,22. NR15,16.
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