Lost: Black & Sable German Shepherd Dog Male In East Anglia (PE14)

  • Dog ID 21620
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 28 Mar 2010
  • Name FINN
  • Gender & Breed Male German Shepherd Dog
  • Age Adult
  • Colour black & sable
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 14 Jan 2010
  • Where Lost Welney, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area PE14
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07771 558979
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Toni
  • Views 2842
  • FINNPoster Image
  • FINNExtra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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Auntie Katie
Hi Deb4GSD, thank you for thinking of Finn and posting on his page, I'm sorry its taken so long for me to post back. Finn was 5 when he went missing so he would be 6 now. If you do see him again we'd be very interested to hear. I haven't heard back from Finn's owners for the last few times I have tried to contact them. The search for him took over their lives for a long time and I think in the end they have greived for him and resigned themselves to the fact that he's gone. If we could get him home I'm sure they would be over the moon. Last edited: 2011-06-28 16:13:07 by Auntie Katie
Deb4gsd
Hi, just wondering how old Finn is? I've been searching through the 'lost' GSD's purely because one of the places where we take our dogs for a walk has now got travellers on site, been there last few weeks. The other day we noticed one of the dogs they had tied up was a large, long coated GSD, very light in colour, as in possible sable. It was amongst the trees so didn't get full view, but was a boisterous or energetic dog, jumping about barking. As we were leaving, we bumped into a friend of ours who was walking his GSD and he asked if we had seen the GSD the travellers have. Apparently he had commented to them how lovely he was and they offered to sell him for £300, they said he was 2yrs old! how true the age I don't know! We are in N.Wales but obviously being as the people are travellers, the dog could have come from anywhere, but he was definitely very similar in looks to Finn. One of the men who was with the dog spoke to us briefly as a little boy he had with him was coming over to our dogs. The accent he had was more of a 'London/Cockney accent'. It's a very, very long shot, but thought I would check out any similar looking long haired GSD's on Doglost, just incase!
Auntie Katie
They did, they notified everywhere they could think of, they drove for miles checking out possibles but they were never him. I just hope he is home with them one day.
Unknown
Did owner try local dog rescues or GS rescues and pounds.
Auntie Katie
This gorgeous boy has been away from home for a year! I hope he is safe and warm somewhere - please keep looking for him! x
Auntie Katie
Have just text and emailed owners about a very possible match for Finn - fingers crossed everyone please! xx
Auntie Katie
Emailed for an update
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Text sent alerting owners to GSD picked up in Thetford.
Auntie Katie
Emailed for update as not heard from possible match last week. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Debra
Hope, hope, hope this is Finn. Keeping my fingers crossed and Lucy's paws crossed. Good luck.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
looking for lurchers
Finn went missing at the same time as our lurchers.  We check the site regularly hoping he finds his way home safe just as our boys did.  We've got all our fingers and paws crossed!  C'mon Finn!
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Yasa
Good Luck Katie - so so want it to be Finn !Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
leigh
OH HOPE THIS MATCH IS FINN,Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
BUMPED DUE TO POSSIBLE MATCH GSD found as stray in Norfolk,  very close match to Finn,  have emailed and text owners with details. Please keep your fingers crossed that this is Finn! x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Still no news on FinnLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Thank you Sue!  Have let Finn's owners know. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Finn is in this weeks issue of The Countryman?s Weekly magazine. Good LuckLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Sent text for an updateLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Sent text to owner to let them know I'm away next week but am available by email and limited mobile if neededLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Sent text for update - unfortunately still no news on Finn,  have suggested creating a "still missing" poster so he's not forgotten in the area.   The news is definately spreading,  somebody from my dog training group in Cambridge knew all about Finn so well done for getting the news so wide-spread!  Fingers crossed for some news soon.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
I've spoken to Finn's dad today,  they've spoken to the finder of the GSD on the found pages but they hadn't mananged to catch it.  They have exchanged details and as a GSD owner the finder was very interested in spreading the word about Finn.   They are keeping in touch and Finns family are all ready to dash over if its spotted again or caught. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
my boy max
can you check out this one on the found page found PE30  ref no 21835 Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Toni - thanks for posting. We are all sorry you have not got your lovely boy home yet. Chin up !  its still early days, and you just keep on postering and getting the word out there. The more posters and flyers, the sooner you will hear something. Can you get something in the papers with a photo? Thats how we got Archie and Rory lurchers home. Its worth a shot as soon as possible. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Toni
my parents had no luck finding him when driving around Elm this morning.. but fingers crossed he will come home soon!!! glad people are still taking notice if the posters!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
A GSD fitting Finn's description has been seen running in Elm,  a village near to Wisbech,  somebody mentioned it in the local post office and they called Finn's owners,  I've just spoken to them and they are driving round the village now asking look and stopping everybody they see but no luck as yet. Fingers crossed this is Finn and he's home soon! x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Text owners for update,  unfortunately there's been no further confirmed sightings of Finn,  his owners have spent the weekend postering further away and we'll keep our fingers crossed this will bring some more news.   Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Have E-mailed Finn's poster to all Rescue Centres in Norfolk and Suffolk that have E-mail addresses. Hopefully we will hear some news very soon xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
 Thank you HappyPaws4me for searching x Sadly not FinnLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
HappyPaws4me
Large gsd found 26th at Great Ellingham Norfolk. Registered on ald. No sex given for dog and photo looks a litle different in colour but hard to tell. Dog is with Dog enforcemant Control Officer on 01953 881268  or 07787 554549. Have texted to owner. Fingers crossed.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you Happypaws - but not Finn - Thanks for looking for us xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Finn was seen in a garden on Monday 18th in Walton High Way,  Finn's owners have been over with some pictures and they are almost certain that it was him.  The area has been heavily postered but theres been no sign of him since.  Finn's owners are fairly sure the one running loose in Godmanchester isn't Finn.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
keo61
There is a black GSD - Raj (21469) missing from West Bowling, W Yorks.  Out of area but you never know.
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Yasa
Thank everyone who has posted. Welcome to Steph and to Toni. I have alerted cambs co-ordinator Kate to your posts, so hopefully she will be in touch with you. Toni - perhaps you could go back to the person whos garden Finn was seen in, and ask if you could leave food there, in order to hopefully tempt Finn back. It may even be possible to trap him in the garden. If the other dog is different, we definitely need to catch that poor thing also. All areas of sightings need heavily postering, and maybe food could be left for the nervous dog as well. Yes, it is possible the dogs being stolen are linked, but thankfully we have sightings now to work on. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shereen
Thanks madmutz and also the black gsd that was seen hit in the traffic could also of been dumped by the same people, whether being driven south or north could of been on the return journey whatever these people are up to???Hope they are all found,caught and returned to thier owners safe and well!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Madmutz Dog Walking
 Been said by Shereen, this is nearly on route from where Rory and Archie were taken from(near where german shep been sighted,Godmanchester) at St Ives on route to where Archie was found at Fakenham..im with Shereen on this one,but wherever you are Finn stay safe until your fanily find you xx Will keep my eyes peeled when out and about,as im inbetween of Welney and Godmanchester if you go by the fen roads route. Fingers crossed he is home soon xx  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Dog WardenSteph HDC AWO
With reference to the black GSD sighted below (Yasa 23/1), we had a sighting yesterday afternoon - it was clipped by a van and a car on West Street, Godmanchester and was seen running up Bury Lane. We patrolled but no sightings. Had a report this morning, dog was seen in Bury Lane he ran away from a lady and has bolted near the railway line towards the Offords / Little Paxton. Very scared dog - if anyone sees this dog please notify Val or me. 07810 637570. This is going to be difficult to catch as he is running scared :(Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Toni
hi.. its toni here i registered on this site for my mum and dads dog finn.. we did recieve a call on saturday 24th after someone saw the add in the paper sayin they are sure they saw finn in their garden last monday 18th my parents went to this persons house on sunday 25th to show them a pic of finn and they r certain it was him.. so they put many posters up and went round each public place ie shops/pubs as the village was several miles away from their home!!! fingers crossed we hear something soon.. also i have tried emailing u pictures of finn many times!! some one please please find him...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shereen
This is just a thought i keep having.....Rory 21616 and Archie 21617,(both found) were taken from st ives  cambridgeshire, Archie was found in Fakenham in norfolk(not sure where Rory was found) but on Google earth this is a direct line which passes where finn went missing from you dont suppose they could be connected in anyway do you? like i said its just a thought,but its bugging me.Ihope Finn is found safe and well very soon.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Pam - I've emailed you. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PamH
Wouldnt be a bad idea to check out Kirkhams lane area of Nr Elm, Not  far away from where he went missing..I bought a dog from there once that turned out to have been stolen 6 months before from Birmingham!! I can give full address if needed, didnt want to post.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Many thanks my boy max !Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
my boy max
details posted up on biggsd Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Poster emailed to vets, dog wardens and rescues Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A4 Poster emailed to Cambridgshire contacts. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
18:15 - Posters and flyers emailed to owner.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Flyers done and sent to Kate.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Buds Mum
hope Finn is home very soon - fingers crossed for youLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A4 Poster done and emailed to co-ordinator Auntie katie for distribution. Will do flyers as soon as. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Shame not Finn this time. Photos combined and uploaded for poster. Will do flyers etc as soon as I can. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Unfortunately the dogs from the sightings weren't Finn.  Thank you Yasa for putting picture on,  side shot should be on its way now.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Photo now uploaded - looks slightly distorted in thumbnail due to rectangular shape, but opens up well on poster. This boy is gorgeous ! Temporary poster now available from this page by clicking on DOG POSTER 1 above dog detail boxes left hand side. You need to be registered and logged in to do this. Expecting another photo - full body shot soon. Will do DL poster and flyers. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
I rang owner earlier but couldnt get through. Emailed them again asking for a photoLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have just rung owner with a reported sighting of a black loose dog on the meadows, under the flyover into St Ives on Thursday - also sightings of a black GSD loose in the Abbots Ripton area last Sat afternoon, and also later in Warboys. Have chased owner again for photo. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Just spoken to Finn's owner,  he was out in the garden and when they looked out he'd gone so not sure if he managed to escape or if he was taken.  Owners are postering like mad,  dog wardens, vets and rescues all notified,  Finn is also appearing in the Wisbech Standard this week. Have emailed info and they are emailing a picutre in tonight.  Stay safe Finn!  x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Auntie Katie
Just called owner, need to call back after 5pm tonight to get partner to email over picture and double check details.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Text sent requesting photo and call back asap. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Buds Mum
is there any news on this boy please?  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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