Lost: Black And White Border Collie Male In North West (WN5)

  • Dog ID 41510
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 24 Jul 2012
  • Name SHEP MISSING ONE YEAR
  • Gender & Breed Male Border Collie (Neutered)
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Black and White
  • Marks & Scars Pink mark above nose
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 23 Jul 2012
  • Where Lost Billinge
  • Lost In Region North West
  • Lost In Post Area WN5
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Pink mark about nose, NEUTERED. If found he should be reported to the Council Dog Warden (which is the LAW)
  • Phone 1 07921865775
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Hellyglo
  • Views 11458
  • SHEP MISSING ONE YEARPoster Image
  • SHEP MISSING ONE YEARExtra Image

 

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DogLostFergal - Area Volunteer, Cornwall
Can't see the pink mark but take a look No: SD188 13
http://www.strayaid.co.uk/content/found
honeyharvey
There is a young male collie been found near Haslingden and he is now on rescuecentral.webs Aspen Valley kennels website. He will be for rehoming in about 6 days so you need to check asap xx
Hellyglo
Thanks everyone! I still have hope, not a day goes by where I don't think of him xxx
janiejewel1649
Sorry the dog was not Shep. Hope he will soon be in the blue. All xd.
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Owner has checked found collie 190 in Leigh and not Shep :( x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Coincidence but similar Collie found today on Leigh dogs home strays website, photo ref West Lancs-190

Think markings may be sightly different though esp left front paw? worth a look though.
http://leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/straydogphotos.htmlLast edited: 2013-07-23 23:26:53 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
skippy
Thanks AnnieSparky. As you say - Shep has been missing for a year today. his family still miss him and are still looking out for him.

Please keep looking out for Shep. Thanks x

Bumped for Anniversary. x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Shep been missing a year today :( Please keep looking and sharing xx
Lobbylou
Hi a black and white collie has been seen roaming around Bradley Lane in standish apparently its very friendly it was posted on facebook this morning its got a brown leather collar on. Unfortunately thats the only info i have but i believe it is still there.
Hellyglo
Hi, thanks for leaving me a message yesterday Jane, sadly not Shep but yes, much like him. Absolutely gutted, thought this might be it. Thanks Skippy, checked and not him. H xxx
swinton jane
salford dog wardens picked up a collie on worsley golf course today,ring 9096500,it looks like shep good look..
skippy
Seems unlikely due to the distance, but Border Collie in cheshire West kennels picked up in Ellesmere Port yesterday:

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/pests_pollution_food_safety/animal_welfare/stray_and_abandoned_dogs/stray_dog_photographs.aspx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Owner txted back.......sadly not Shep :(
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Still looking out for Shep.....theres a male Collie in found section 46175....have txted Hellyglo x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Thanks Jackalee.....hope the found old collie got home ok.
Poor Shep, where could he be? Will keep looking and checking x
DogLostJackalee - (Kathryn) Area Co-ordinator, Greater Manchester
Thanks AnnieSparky but I know of this found and I don't think it is Shep. It was found just around the corner from me, it could hardly move, was over-weight, had cataracts and appeared a lot older than Shep. Thanks for checking.
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Maybe worth checking this found on A/W website:

Found Dog
24 Nov 2012 Border Collie
Location: Stalybridge SK15
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref: 285669

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
Scoobster
Text back from Sheps owner, Its not him :(
Scoobster
BC pictured on http://leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/straydogphotos.html
Ref wigan area - 718
You may want to rule out Shep (Looks quite similar)

Text sent xx
janiejewel1649
Sorry to see Shep us still missing. Hope there will be some news soon. Paws and fingers xd.
lizzylouise
A long way away but 2 November 2012

Breed: Collie
Sex: Male
Colour: Black and white
Other: Wearing a collar, chipped
Found: Bicester North Railway Station http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3117
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Just coming on here to post about the same one :) Been looking at the picture, there are similarities and he looks on the thin side. Difficult to tell as Skippy says, will let Hellyglo know x
skippy
just to confirm - I don't mean the one picked up on 25/10/12 - too many collies about....
skippy
I might be way off mark Hellyglo, but there is a black and white border collie on the Cheshire West website picked up in Winsford today (01/11/12) (miles from home I know) which may be worth a look. Camera angles are completely different and coat may be shorter, but....

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/pests_pollution_food_safety/animal_welfare/stray_and_abandoned_dogs/stray_dog_photographs.aspx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Unlikely but just incase:

Found Dog
27 Oct 2012
Border Collie

Location: Stockport SK3
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Large
Our Ref:282720

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
We'll keep looking and checking too........sorry not Shep this time...as you say one day it'll happen :) xx
Hellyglo
I have been checking all the suggestions below but had no success,just not been able to get on and reply. Thanks for your continued support everyone xxx
Hellyglo
Just checked and not him, thanks again for looking! It'll happen one day hopefully :-) xxx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Have alerted Hellyglo by text :)....fingers crossed xx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Poor Shep :( Am still regularly looking for him.

There is a photo of a male Border Collie worth checkig on the Cheshire West and Chester website:

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/pests_pollution_food_safety/animal_welfare/stray_and_abandoned_dogs/stray_dog_photographs.aspx

Telephone: 0300 123 8 123

Type: Border Collie (D)
Date: 24 October 2012
Found: Cuddington
Rehousing Date: 1 November 2012
DogLostMaggie
Sadly no AnnieSparky :(

I will pass on the possible below to owner, thank you for looking out for Shep x

Bumped due to the length of time Sheps been missing!! Hopefully people will then reshare if flashing in the box!!
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Any news on Shep?
Another found collie worth checking not that far away:

Found Dog
16 Oct 2012
Border Collie
Location: Warrington WA5
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: White
Size: Medium
Our Ref:281662

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
Scoobster
Might be worth a check

13 Oct 2012 Collie
Location: Manchester M3
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium

Our Ref: 281427
For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Long shot but just incase:
Found Dog
12 Oct 2012
Border Collie
Location: Manchester M40
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: White
Size: Medium
Our Ref:281265

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
mathers22
There's a sighted only Border Collie it's number on number 43584 maybe worth a look xx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Found Collie on A/W website today bit of a distance but just incase:

Found Dog
30 Sep 2012
Border Collie

Location: Manchester M34
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: White paws
Size: Small
Our Ref:280201

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostMaggie
Shep still missing - please keep a look out for him and sharing, thank you
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo, sorry the Collie wasnt Shep...this time...we'll keep looking, this boy has got to be somewhere xx
Hellyglo
No luck, it was quite upsetting at Aspen Valley as the collie was so like Shep. Happily it has now been reunited with its owner so every cloud has a silver lining. Thanks xxxx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Sorry this found collie in Bolton is now showing as reunited......hope Shep is found soon xx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Any news?

Another Border Collie found on A/W website not that far away:

Found Dog
15 Sep 2012
Border Collie

Location: Bolton BL3
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:278884

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Fingers crossed xx
Hellyglo
Witchy-poos, this dog is amazingly similar to Shep. If it's not him it's his long lost twin. Hopes are up!! I will be calling 1st thing in the morning and unless they say something that makes it defo not him i'll be going!! Probably bring him home anyway ;-) Thanks to Mumstaxi fir calling me earlier. Keep fingers crossed, I won't sleep tonight. Will let you know you amazing people :-) xxxxx
Witchy-poos
Another very similar looking Collie arrived in Aspen Valley. xxx
skippy
Hi Hellyglo....dogs trust merseyside has a border collie up for rehoming on their website who looks quite like shep - called Zack - circumstances under which he came to dogs trust would indicate not Shep, but thought you might want to have a check of the photos anyway:

http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/zack1093647.aspx
swinton jane
sorry to see no shep yet,bk from holis now and fresh to go searching again,taking my dog with me today
fingers crossed for another sighting this week..
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Long shot as described as cross breed but not really that far away....about 10 miles.

Found Dog
08 Sep 2012
Cross Breed
Location: Huyton
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:278310

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
Witchy-poos
Very similar looking dog arrived at Aspen Valley kennels as a stray: http://rescuecentral.webs.com/apps/photos/ under dogs searching for a new home.
xxx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo...we'll all keep searching.....Sheps got to be somewhere. Think the Salford dog wardens know about Shep?....they are out and about in the Worsley/Swinton area I think? (sorry I dont know the areas very well).
Do we need any more posters in Billinge area....are there any farms/ riding stables nearby to give posters out to? There was one on Upholland Road where I found two little Collies in the road.....I took them back up the track and behind a fence/hedge there were people riding horses. I didnt have a poster to give them at the time.... When I'm up next I'll call on them again unless anyone else local can before. Guess we have to keep covering all possibilities.
Got everything crossed Shep is found soon x
Hellyglo
Just checked the Animal Warden site and made enquiries but none seem to be Shep. Went to Worsley for a good few hours with the Hubster on Saturday but no sightings. Searched the Golf Course and the empty house gardens, drove around all the roads. I am planning to go up at the weekend for a stake out, can't think of anything else to do!!! x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Been out searching for a few hours today but no luck :(

Another Border Collie on A/W website today:

Found Dog
02 Sep 2012
Border Collie
Location: Bolton BL1
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:277675
For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Will be out searching tomorrow, worsley sightings sound promising but just to check all possibilities there is a found male Border Collie on A/W website....not really that far away.
Found Dog
01 Sep 2012
Border Collie
Location: Bolton BL1
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: White
Size: Medium
Our Ref:277559

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Thanks swinton jane....have a good holiday....fingers crossed Shep is found soon x
swinton jane
i am away on hols 2morrow but the co op on worsley rd are happy to put up a poster, say julie said its ok, sorry i didnt get time.will be thinking of you all ..good luck wanna come bk and hear you have got him.Last edited: 2012-08-31 18:27:52 by swinton jane
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hoping to get over to help search for Shep this weekend.....do we need more posters going up?
Hellyglo
Swinton Jane - Thanks for all your help :-) x
Hellyglo
Right, hello everyone! Back off honeymoon and been out tonight with some fantastic helpers from Worsley. No luck bet they have figured out most of his haunts. I need to go down in the daytime one day this week. People are going to try and photograph the dog now too. Thanks again to everyone for your continued help xxx Last edited: 2012-08-29 22:05:46 by Hellyglo
ladysue
Just seen you already had this one I think.
ladysue
http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=110873&prt=2&viewru=1&sort_order=date&typeOfPet=2&lostOrFound=2&searchDate=2012-07-29&searchRadius=30&showResultsAs=List&petColour1=-1&petColour2=-1&petColour3=-1&petColour4=-1&petHasACollar=Ignore&petCollarColour=-1&GMapsLat=53.7782914&GMapsLng=-2.7428297999999813&GMapsLocationDesc=Ingol%2C+Lancashire%2C+United+Kingdom%2C+PR2+3XS&page=1&search=1

Above link says black and white dog found locally, worth a look? Doesn't mention breed.
swinton jane
been out all day round worsley,someone else spotted the dog sleeping on worsley golf course saturday,no luck and i had to come home cos of thunder storms,co.op on worsley rd said i can put a poster in window if i want,will try and do this tomorrow..
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Brilliant so many looking out for Shep :)....fingers crossed, sighting sound promising xx
swinton jane
am out tomorrow for a long walk down hazelhurst rd,used to live on this rd,gonna take my tennis ball and biscuits,loads of us dog lovers are on the look out,my daughter spotted this dog sat night middle of the night when in a taxi on worsley rd,seems to be staying araound here now,fingers crossed.Last edited: 2012-08-28 23:26:41 by swinton jane
dog lover
Saw a dog matching the description of Shep at 10.15p.m. on Hazelhurst Road Worsley near Hazelfields. Tried to coax him over with biscuits but ran away at speed. Waited 30 mins and left biscuits but to no avail. He ran into gardens on Gibb Road. Left voice mail on dog wardens number. Lots of dog walkers are looking out for him. Although looking abit scruffy he appeared well. Hope you find him.
skippy
There is not much in the way of detail on this one, but animal search page has a report of a found black and white male dog in WN7 postcode (Leigh) - found yesterday. It does say not neutered so good chance not Shep, but thought you might want to check out? No obvious pictures matching found have appeared on the LCDH website yet, but will keep an eye open:

Found Dog (AFP130847)
Sex: Dog (Male)
Colours: Black and White
Collar: Black, Leather, Studded
No flea collar
Chipped: Not sure
Neutered: No
Send a message to the finder >
Found on Sat 25th Aug 2012 (1 day)
Found dog in Leigh, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, WN7
dog was found wandering round bonnywell road area of leigh lancashire. Was in the middle of the road at one point.
http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=110873&prt=2&viewru=1&sort_order=date&typeOfPet=2&lostOrFound=2&searchDate=2012-07-26&searchRadius=30&showResultsAs=List&petColour1=-1&petColour2=-1&petColour3=-1&petColour4=-1&petHasACollar=Ignore&petCollarColour=-1&GMapsLat=53.4991218&GMapsLng=-2.523355199999969&GMapsLocationDesc=Wigan%2C+Wigan%2C+United+Kingdom%2C+WN7&page=1&search=1&lfonly=f
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Fingers crossed for Shep xx

Thanks skippy...I should get on facebook really :)....and guess the A/W ones checked too? x
skippy
Congratulations Hellyglo...hope this one is Shep and he's home soon!

AnnieSparky - Hellyglo picked up on the LCDH dog through facebook postings the other day and checked it out in person - sadly not Shep..... fingers crossed sometime soon it will be! :)x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hi Hellyglo, many congratulations to you:))......and lets hope we find Shep soon as a great wedding present :) Lots of luck in your Worsley mission.....hoping its Shep....got everything crossed xx
PS If you get chance it might be worth ruling out the found collies mentioned in previous posts xxLast edited: 2012-08-25 14:16:47 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo
Hi! Sorry not been in touch but got married yesterday. I'm off to Worsley again in a moment, another sighting of this Collie and now have info of where it is sleeping! Shep or not I am on a mission to find it!!! fingers crossed for me please x x x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hi all.....any news on Shep? Extra photo is good showing his markings...such a handsome chap. Am still checking, looking and hoping Shep is found soon x
mosspage
Skippy just noticed u have spotted same dog as i on leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk 01897 looks very simalar to shep
DEFO WORTH A CHECK
skippy
Black and white collie in Leigh Dogs home picked up St Helen area today - ref St Helens Area 01897 - I know some of his pics look quite different so am not sure if it could be him:

http://www.leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/straydogphotos.htmlLast edited: 2012-08-20 22:08:16 by skippy
Tig
Hi all, The girls and I have been out and about a lot over the last week and everyone that I meet in the area out with their dogs knows about Shep. Keeping my eye on the pre-loved web pages etc and it is important now to keep checking the wider wardens webpages incase he has made his way further a field. Keep positive in the knowledge that lots of people are looking out for him as scootjockey said you are not on your own. Michelle, Indie and Jess x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Another found Collie on A/W website....details a bit vague but according to google BL7 is Chapeltown area about 25 miles from Billinge.

Found Dog
18 Aug 2012
Collie
Location: Blackburn BL7
Gender: Not Known
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:276325

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
janiejewel1649
Hope Shep will be home SOON.
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
On animal wardens website.....maybe worth a call...willing Shep home soon xx

Found Dog
16 Aug 2012
Border Collie

Location: Oldham OL1
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:276150

For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
icce
This link has been put on the fb page, although the story doesnt check out the dog is a dead ringer, well worth a check x http://www.animalcare-lancaster.co.uk/content/dogs?animal=4451 *** UPDATE its not shep :( ***Last edited: 2012-08-16 12:34:57 by icce
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Thanks Sue for putting him in CMW, hope it brings some sightings. x
Hellyglo
Thanks everyone! Swinton Jane, hello, thanks for your help yesterday. Thanks for the positivity scootjockey, it's just what I need, it's hard to think of anything iykwim, he's always niggling at the back of my brainbox! Thanks Ladysue and AnnieSparky, all your help is great! Sue, thank you! x x x
B30
Advertised in this weeks Countryman's Weekly magazine.
scootjockey
Hi Helyglo and all, just letting you know ill be home next week and pro-active again, lets get young Shep home to mummy and the kiddies.. We need some friends down that Worsley Rd Swinton. We'll keep going untill we find him Helyglo your not alone hun keep your chin up lol x
swinton jane
hope you find him soon,sorry you didnt see the dog i saw today,i have family looking just incase..good luck.
ladysue
Have sent a link to my friends that live in Swinton. XxxX
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Fingers crossed xx
Hellyglo, Did the lady see him this morning?
You are doing great. Posters might just do the trick.
Am still out looking for Shep whenever possible.
Maybe Sheps page could be bumped due to sighting x
Hellyglo
Hi, had a call this morning from a lady in Swinton saying a b&w collie resembling Shep was going down Worsley Road. She tried to coax it to her but it ran off. I have managed to get down there this morning (was working - my boss is a good man!) and myself and my Dad have searched the road, shouted his name and put up some posters. We asked everyone we saw but the hadn't seen anything. Thanks everyone x x
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Just got back from Halewood RSPCA no matches for Shep. The search goes on for him. Thanks again to everyone for looking out for him and sharing. Jan x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Any news?.....am still looking out for Shep x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hi Erics Mum....Shep originally went missing from near Holt Crescent, there are fields at the back. Upholland Road isnt that far away so be great if you are keeping a watch too in the area.
Hope we find Shep soon xxLast edited: 2012-08-10 08:27:39 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Erics mum
actually working in Billinge at the moment so will keep my eyes open for Shep ... am i anywhere near where he went missing .. Upholland rd ???
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Wish I could get up there! Fingers crossed its him.....great people are out there checking and your Dad postering! C'mon Shep x
Hellyglo
Sighting of a B&W Collie, Bleak Hill rd, Eccleston - my Dad's been to look and put up a couple of posters but didn't see anything, people myself and others know are keeping a look out! Please let it be him, one of these phone calls has to lead to something!! x x
Andi
Possible sighting Bleak Hill Road, Eccleston, St Helens - reported to owner - anyone in that area please keep your eyes open and help put up a poster in your local area? Thanks x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo that is brilliant......you have done so well and thats a good job your Dad (and Morag) is doing keeping checking the fields too. Its great so many people are looking and listening out for Shep now.
I'll also be back for a look about soon, will have posters to give out and put up anywhere I can xx
Hellyglo
Hi All, Again, thanks! I'll be going putting a few more posters up later. Have a small one in the post office now. Posters are outside the shops and i left flyers in the hairdressers and beauticians on Rainford Road. Will get something in the newsagents and Spar. My Dad takes Morag on the back fields from where Shep went missing everyday now and no signs. Someone must have him or he's lying dead somewhere, just need to know - driving me crackers! He had a collar but no tag. Thank you all for keeping me driven with this! x
Pia
Again, sorry to see Shep is not back. Been away to Eskdale this weekend but will be back out round the beacon tomorrow again. Yes, Henry is a pointer and I'm quite sure we've met. I really feel for you and keep hoping for Shep to come home soon. Lots of hugs x
skippy
Hi Hellyglo - sorry to hear you've had another disappointment - it must be so hard for you, but you are doing really well. Keep persevering with the posters and spreading the word...sadly the down side of this will be that you will get some false alarms (and probably at some point some nasty calls), and there will be times when you're torn in two wondering which calls to follow up first.

Posters being taken down can sometimes just be kids, sometimes the council, but can also sometimes be people with something to hide, so please just keep plugging away - replace the posters which are removed - hand out the business card size to as many dog walkers as you meet - keep reminding people that he still isn't home yet....someone will have seen something and all it takes is the right person to make the call to you.

Hope you get that call soon.x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Just checking while on my break:)
Hellyglo, its a real rollercoaster but keep going, thats great putting more posters up. I just use plastic polypockets (put posters in upside down and cellotaped the bottom) and cellotape to put them up :) Did you pop one into Billinge post office and some of the shops there?
Did you say Shep has a facebook page? I'm not on facebook properly yet....but friend checks for me at mo.
About the lone dog.....it may have found its way home but putting on facebook is good or sometimes people put a "sighting only" report on the Found page here on D/L. You could email admin with it. I didnt see any lone dogs when there yesterday and went right through Garwswood...I'll keep an eye out when I come back. Think we'll have to keep putting more posters up....keep going Helena....its possible someone is "looking after him". Did he have a collar and tag on? x
PS am sure you do...but regularly go back to where he went missing from, wonder where could he have gone from there. They do triangles, I believe, when on the run....I'll have to get a proper map of Billinge and area I think x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Further alerts sent out to helpers in BL1,5,6. L32,33,34. 39,40. M29,46. PR6,7. WA2,3,5,12.
Hellyglo
HI, I've checked Petmedics and it was looking really promising but they couldn't find a small scar on his belly, the microchip they found from 6 yrs back was registered somewhere different to where Shep was from, and I am sure Shep was scanned for a microchip and didn't have one. I am gutted, having such a low day today. A few posters have been taken down in Billinge, I have some prints but need to get some wallets and ties to put them up again. Thanks Annie once again for all your help! The sighting in Garswood came from an unknown member of the public on Victoria Rd, Grant actually saw a lone Collie when driving through but lost sight (it wasn't Shep) - I mentioned this on FB site, should I do anything else? I have been to Garswood since but haven't seen anything x
DogLostMaggie
A collie was taken to petmedics, the dog was found in Worsley Woods, Salford Dog Warden is going check to see if it could be Shep.His details have been passed on to them by Hippy Chick Last edited: 2012-08-06 11:27:04 by Maggie
DogLostMaggie
Requested e-mail alerts to go out a bit further afield
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Just been out for a few hours looking out for Shep. Went through Billinge then over to Garswood. Put a few posters up in Garswood on Victoria Road, outside Garswood train station where I spoke to the ticket man who hadnt heard anything and was happy for me to put poster up in the waiting room, also put one outside the Post Office/Spar.
When driving back through Billinge I didnt see many posters up (and didnt have any left), wondered if they have been taken down. Kept a close lookout along roads and the fields but sadly no sign of Shep.
Will try to get back up soon but unfortunately takes me half an hour to get there and with working fulltime cant manage very often......but will do as much as poss to help find Shep xx Fingers crossed for news soon xx
Could I also ask where the information about possible sighting in Garswood came from? Just curious xxLast edited: 2012-08-05 20:40:22 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Lets hope so.....will be out in area over next few days and will of course look out for Shep and have posters/flyers with me. All possibilities/sightings must be checked. Keep safe Shep xxLast edited: 2012-08-05 00:35:06 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Andi
Possible sighting yesterday in Garswood - all please keep your eyes open if you are in that area? Also ad in this week's St Helens Star = Admin could you please bump Shep's page up please on the basis of this?

Hope the publicity brings a reliable sighting and Shep is home soon Helena xx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Another Border Collie Found on AW website today but says female.....some people say its still worth checking as occasionally make mistake.
Also emailed AW to clarify about how we check about the "sighted" male Border Collie in M25.....they replied immediately saying another report for same area would be placed on their website.

Found Dog
04 Aug 2012
Border Collie
Location: Manchester M24
Gender: Female
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Small
Our Ref:274901
For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
That is difficult.....I didnt know they put "sighted" dogs on the Animal Wardens website (sorry forgot to say where I saw it)......Its registered as "Found"......maybe when actually found AW will update the date and thats how we would know. I'll keep checking just incase.
Think you may have already contacted Manchester Dogs Home and sent a poster?
http://www.dogshome.net/index.html
Tel: 0844 504 1212
Hellyglo
Thanks Annie! Called the number and the dog hasn't actually been caught, just sighted. Hard to know what to do. The lady said I should keep an eye on the website if anything is posted again x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo you are doing so well......just to let you know am still looking out for Shep in the area too.

I know this is unlikely (and you may have seen it already) but only about 20 miles away.....maybe worth a quick call to check description.

Found Dog
03 Aug 2012
Border Collie

Location: Manchester M25
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:274836
For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
Hellyglo
Thanks again, sorry I have had a hectic few days. Had a response from my paper ad but it wasn't Shep, the lady called saying she got the dog from LC&D's, very good of her. Thanks for letting me know about that sighting Witchy, 70+ letters have been sent out plus more emailed to all the vets in the northwest, hopefully something will turn up. I'll be getting more posters when i can print some out on Monday, noticed a few had been ripped down, probably daft kids, not going to get annoyed about it. Pia - do you have a pointer (think thats the breed?) the name Henry rings a bell, if so have I spoke to you before, usually myself, Shep, my Springer and occasionally 2 kids in tow? Anyway, thanks to you all x x x
Witchy-poos
Might be a total long shot but I thought worth posting - I saw a Border Collie running along the road dodging traffic on A49 in Leyland just before it becomes Euxton a few days ago. It looked to be a Tri colour but may just have looked brownish in the sun. I was driving at the time & had to turn around to go back to look for it but by the time I'd got back to where I saw it it had gone. It was very afraid of traffic & was shying away from the cars as they passed. I did search for a fair while & asked loads of people but no one had seen where it went. It was quite dirty but didn't look like a farm dog, looked more like a pet in a bad condition. No idea if it could be Shep as it is a long way away but wanted to let you know.
Tig
All, I am training tonight at Lynda Edmondson's club Dog Friendly Training with Indie at the community centre on Chain Lane. I will ask Lynda if I can mention it there and I have a poster to take.
Remember Tay's Mum is right - Indie was missing for 2 months and it takes at least a week for the communication to get out wider and for people to take notice. Have you targeted all the Rainford area? Main shops, chippy, vets etc. The main chip shop has a notice board that I had to pay a few pounds to put the poster on but whilst people are waiting they read it and the entrance to the parks etc? Keep positive as everyone I have spoken is aware and are looking out for him.
Michelle, Indie and Jess x
Pia
Sorry to see Shep is not back home :-( Me and Henry have been trawling round Carr Mill this morning. From Waterside hotel, up the Goyt to "Blue Hills" towards garswood and back. Didn't see any posters around there!? (I've got no printer at the moment). But the people we met did know about Shep being missing. Really hope you'll get some good news soon! Hugs x
B30
Normally the co-ordinator who's been in touch with the owner puts them on but I'll do it now. Adverts go over to the magazine on Wednesdays and are published two weeks later.
scootjockey
Hi Sue how do we put them on this list for Countrymans weekly please? many thanks x
scootjockey
Heliglo thats fine thanks. I understand the problem just let know when, dont stress hun its the most horrible thing you`ll ever have to deal with and the nightmare worrying for his safety never leaves you. Its no comfort to you I know but its very very early days yet and once we make him too hot to handle and blasted the place with posters we will start getting the sightings I promise you you. Im away after the weekend but eager to help a bit before I leave. Mash hope this dont come across too cheeky and if Helyglo dont mind may I have some posters of shep please.Im not surprised Helyglo you have the Blues such a lot of info to digest and so many people and places to contact aint easy with a broken heart.Hope tomrrows a better day for you helyglo. x Where wss bens last sighting please, please let us know where you`d like us to walk and poster. Come on back to mommy Shep she need you back home. Chin up, we will find him. lol tays mum x
Last edited: 2012-08-01 16:41:48 by scootjockey
B30
If still missing please put on the list for a Countryman's Weekly magazine advert
Mash
Hellyglo - if you need a hand printing a few posters then pls let me know. I dont mind doing some from home to help out, its not a problem. As long as you dont want like 500 doing. Just let me know if you are getting low and I will text you to sort. Can do some of the small business card size too if you need. So wishing Shep home soon.
Hellyglo
Hello! Thanks everyone. Been to Crawford again this morning with Morag (our springer) for a search. Went through the back of the playing fields, where the dog was heading and came across a farm down the footpath, they own a black and white collie there so I'm not confident that it was Shep at all :-( Scootjockey - I am off work so can't sort any more posters, but will try and pop in this week. You know my number 07921865775, if you text me your address I will pop some in to you when I get them sorted, is this ok? Have the blues today, been a week already! Thanks for your support everyone, it means a lot x
Tig
Hi all, did the whole round trip yesterday and Friday with Indie and Jess including Sankey Valley walk. Will be out again soon and have seen lots of posters for him so hopefully someone will know something soon.
Keep positive. Michelle, Indie and Jess x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Thanks for updates Hellyglo, hoping this sighting brings good news....I'll be out again one evening to have a search....Good luck Team Shep xx
skippy
good luck Hellyglo...hope it's Shep. You are doing so well with your search. Everything crossed for you that he is home with you soon.x
scootjockey
Hellyglo everything crossed the dog at Crawford is Shep. Weve been Ashurst beacon the ramngers there are great have you given them some posters?I can do it but I need some posters please.Let me know if you have some I could collect yeah.Thanks for reading our Tays nightmare and looking out for him. Good luck Gail x
Hellyglo
Good Idea, will try and have a drive down to the centre tomorrow. Just spent an hour in Crawford, had a call from someone that they saw a dog of Sheps description late last night. They'll be looking out for it. I'll probably go for a long walk around the footpaths and fields there tomorrow. Thanks for all advice x
icce
Hi just a thought, have you been in contact with the St Helens ranger service based at the Heritage centre, Sankey Valley, Blackbrook? They patrol the area, a walk that takes them from the centre at Sankey valley through carmill dam to Billinge beacon a few times a week. They would be more than happy to display posters in the centre and at the pubic notice boards at Bankes Park etc as well as keeping their eyes peeled...they are an invaluable source of help as they come into contact with and know personally many dog walkers everyday x
skippy
Sorry it wasn't him this time Hellyglo...keep postering and getting the word out and hopefully the next call will turn out to be him! :)x
Hellyglo
No! Already reunited and was a cocker spaniel. Gutted :-( the search continues x
skippy
all crossed here too!
Mash
Keeping everything crossed for you
Hellyglo
Hi, have a lead!!! A man, has called from Haresfinch with info from a neighbour who said a black and white spaniel followed them home and a friend is looking after it. Just been but no one in. Left a message to call me!! They could have misidentfied the breed so heres hppong x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hi Tig...thanks...so glad you got Indie back and its good now to have your knowledge to share. DogsLost is amazing....I only became aware of it when I saw a picture of missing Ben in the local paper a few months ago.
Hopefully with all this sharing we will hear news of Shep soon x
Tig
Hi AnnieSparky, no Indie was stolen from my car last April when she was 4 months old (including the cage she was locked in!). DogLost were fantastic and through their advice/support and the suppport of all the dog lovers out there, I got her back after the people keeping her let her go and she was taken into the PDSA in Huyton. Indie was Microchipped so they linked her to me and she was back home 2 months later. You are looking at making them 'too hot to handle' everyone is looking out for them.
The other place that is worth a poster is Robinsons in Ashton as they have a notice board on the way out at the tills that people look at and that covers lots of the horse community and dogs. I will drop one off when I have finished training this afternoon. Michelle Indie and Jess. x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Sorry meant to say about sending/giving poster in to all the local vets (am guessing you may have already done so though)x

So good that lots of people looking out for your Shep.....

Tig, is one of your dogs missing? x

Last edited: 2012-07-28 11:19:20 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hi Mash :) No sightings so far......really hope we hear something soon.

Hellyglo....you are doing brilliant....as Mash advised informing Network Rail and maybe put posters up at the nearby stations.
Cant think of anywhere else at the moment.....any local riding stables/farms are good to inform.
Keep your chin up....Fingers crossed for good news soon xx

Tig
Hi Helena, I was out with my friend and Indie and Jess all around Carr Mill yesterday and bumped into your fella and his search party! We train agility on Eddleston Fieleds and I train at Wigan A&ABTC dog club so will take a poster up there this afternoon as many are local and walk all around Ashton,Wigan etc. With Indie I put posters up in the bus stops, train stations Rainford Junction, St Helens, Newton etc as whilst people are waiting they all read things that catch their eye! The other advice I had was to look every day at the 'Pre loved' dog websits incase he is being sold on, like gum tree, preloved.co.uk - hard but worth checking and that is were I saw the advert for Jess whilst still looking for Indie I have been on there this morning to keep my eye out for him. Ask if Pimbo Garden Centre and Billinge Garden Centre would put the poster near the tills for you for a while lots of local people! Keep positive - Michelle Indie and JessLast edited: 2012-07-28 10:32:00 by Tig
Mash
Have there been any sightings recently
Hellyglo
:-) think one of you saw my fella at Carr Mill this afternoon? X x thanks Anniesparky for your help too, thinking of other areas to cover, any ideas x x x xLast edited: 2012-07-28 00:09:04 by Hellyglo
Hellyglo
Hi! No, not even thought of that Mash. Will do that in the morning. Going to look at a few places tomorrow. Thanks Pia! I have posted some flyers today, have a number of calls to make tomorrow. It's so hard not knowing what's happened but the help that everyone is giving has been amazing. I'm using my phone at the mo but I will get on my Dads laptop tomorrow and see if there are any other dogs that need looking for while i'm out and about. Put a flyer up in pemb tesco today for Rocky but he's been found!! Happy news keeps you going :-) x x x
Mash
Hi - dont want to state the obvious and sure it has been covered, but has anyone been in touch with Network Rail. Not a nice thing to think about definitely worth contacting them and staying in contact on a regular basis. From experience, you need to keep speaking to them, even if it is asking the same question every day. Really hope Shep is home soon and if you need a bit of printing doing to help out then let me know.
Pia
Sorry he's not back yet :-( I've been up with Henry for two hours this morning, everyone is aware of Shep being missing. Will keep looking, stay strong & best of luck x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo thanks for info....and think you are right...its worth covering all possibilities. Do you have help doing the posters? I can put a few more up for you if needed...am thinking the more the better! Lots of luck and fingers crossed xx
Hellyglo
Thanks again everyone! AnnieSparky - I'm just about to print some A6 flyers to post along Rainford Rd, Holt Cres & Ave. Will be doing this tonight. We walk through the back fields covering all the ponds/streams every day/night now, I am sure someone must have him because he would come home. He's been doing that walk for the last 6 years. He know's Billinge Hill walks, Carr Mill Dam and the 'blue hills' to Garswood. These are the main walks we do locally. Really do appreciate all your help! Thanks skippy, it was defo worth a try! Scootjockey - Thanks again, i've wrote your number down. Have read about Tay, a beautiful dog! So sad and I hope he comes home to you. Will be looking out for him also x x x
scootjockey
Have shared on my FB. Stay strong. x
scootjockey
Hi Helyglo. Sorry Sheps missing hope he found soon. I saw his laminated poster on Orrell Water park gates and people are aware up there of him missing. Ive walked the canal today and intend to do lots of walking this weekend if there anywhere youd like us to cover just let me know, I dont have a working printer but if you have any posters Id gladly poster any area for you get in touch 213587.Im in Orrell and stolen Tays mum x Happy to help.
skippy
Hi Hellyglo...it was always a bit of a longshot....sorry it wasn't him though, but hope he's back with you soon.x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Sorry it wasnt Shep this time :( ....we'll all keep looking.......its possible someone has taken him in. When I was at the fields yesterday I wasnt sure where the footpath was but just thinking do you think its worth putting a few more posters up on the surrounding streets by Holt Crescent?
Of course he could be hiding out in the bushes or grass....the nice lady with a collie I spoke to yesterday said there were a couple of ponds (I didnt get to that area) but he may try to drink from there....esp dawn and dusk. I noticed posters on the other side of the road to the fields.....is that an area he knows too?
Will try to get down there again soon to help search but good to know so many people are looking out for him.x
Hellyglo
Not Shep :-( Worth a try though x
DogLostRiverlady
circulating on twitter
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Fingers crossed here too....definately worth checking:)xLast edited: 2012-07-26 10:22:55 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Hellyglo
Had to leave a message, no answer on the no they provide. Emailed too. Fingers crossed x
Hellyglo
Hi Skippy - looking into this now, thank you!
skippy
There is a border collie listed as found on the Animal Wardens site today, but it is listed as a female (sometimes this can get listed incorrectly which is why I mention it) - found in Liverpool L32 so about 10 miles or so I think?:
Found Dog
25 Jul 2012
Border Collie
Location: Liverpool L32
Gender: Female
Colour: Black
Markings: white
Size: Medium
Our Ref:273945
For further details call 0845 241 7253 (local rate)
to amend, email info@animalwardens.co.uk quoting our ref and full postcode, attach picture if available
http://www.animalwardens.co.uk/lost-found-dogs-search?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&_____catid=0&sobi2Id=41054

Bit of a longshot I know, but.....
Hellyglo
:-)Last edited: 2012-07-25 22:11:08 by Hellyglo
Hellyglo
We are overwhelmed by how much support you are giving us, thank you so much! I spoke to Maggie earlier which was a great help. I'll print out the business card info tomorrow (on my phone now). I've been through the woodlsnd at the back tonight and have also had a drive around the neighbouring villages. Staying positive. You are amazing people. Will check in tomorrow x
DogLostMaggie
Thank you so much everyone for all your help and support, its greatly appreciated.

I did send a text to Hellyglo earlier on today to see if they had any news, sadly Shep is still missing. I have just this min phoned but no answer so ive left a message asking hellyglo to call me back
Andi
Hellyglo - so sorry to hear about Shep, have you seen the layout for business cards with Sheps' details on that Mash put on the Missing Pets Facebook page for you? I can email it to you if that is easier for you to print off? We used them in this size to hand out to dog walkers, fishermen, ice cream men, basically anyone who was out and about and as they are wallet size people were happy to put them in their pockets/purses so that they always had the contact number to hand in case of a sighting? Let me know if you want it emailed, happy to do so and good luck - don't give up !!! xx
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Had a drive around Holt Crescent area then walked the fields by the entrance off the main road (sorry dont know the area well, saw your posters:) I put a few posters up and gave a few out to people walking their dogs, spoke to a lovely lady with a collie herself......all are looking out for Shep. Also spoke to a nice St Helens Council man who was parked up by the childrens playground. He said he is there everyday and will look out for him, I gave him Sheps details...had to write them out as had run out of posters....but told him he could see a photo on DogsLost!
There is alot of long grass,bushes, woods he could be hiding in....but alot of people go there so fingers crossed Shep will show himself soon.xx
(did see 2 small collies coming out of a farm track wandering onto UpHolland Road....sadly not Shep...but stopped and guided them back up safely....they belonged to people with horses....didnt get chance to give them a poster but might be a good idea if they are out and about on horseback)xLast edited: 2012-07-25 16:08:20 by AnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Pia
Ive been up with my dog this morning. Seen several posters around the Beacon area. Unfortunately no sightings of Shep :-( Spoke to fellow dog walkers and everyone I met to make them aware. Chin up chick even if hard. We'll keep looking x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
Fingers crossed Shep is home soon....I'll keep a lookout on my travels.
Smaller posters/hand out are really good to hand out and post through doors.
When I've helped with other dogs, the D/L co ordinator Majorjet has emailed the poster in different sizes in word doc form so easy to print off.
Its really hard and your poor Dad too but lots of dogs are found safe and well.....am sure all your searching, posters and spreading the word will help get Shep home xx
Hellyglo
Fantasic! thanks for all your support, posters are up now so am hoping to hear something soon. Will print some flyers to pass out.I've been so upset today, just taken photos to Leigh Cats and Dogs. I have people sharing the poster on FB and I'll add it onto the suggested pg tomorrow when I'm back in work. Shep went missing on the footpath (behind Holt Cres) between where I live and Eddleston Fields, only 150yds from home. So odd. My Dad was with him at the time and he's feeling terrible, feel so bad for him as it's not his fault! Shep doesn't do disappearing acts! I'll try and keep positive, thanks for all of your support, Helena x x x
Tig
I live in Billinge and am out every evening around carmill dam and the surrounding fields with my 2 collies so I will ensure I take a spare lead and keep a keen eye out for him. Can you post where he was when he went missing? My Blue Merle collie was stolen last year and with the fantastic help and support of DogLost I got her back after 2 months. Keep positive ensure the posters are all over in shops in the village, Rainford and places like Pets at home in St Helens and Wigan etc. I targeted every vets in St Helens, Wigan, Warrington and surrounding area so that is an option. I handed out A5 copies of the poster(always have copies with you) to people at the weekends at the shops etc or were you normaly walk him so again keep him visible as it all helps - Keep positive Indie and I are proof this works.
Best of luck - Michelle, Indie and Jess
Mash
Hellyglo - if you go to the Missing Pets facebook page you might the uploaded file there useful when out and about to give to dogwalkers etc. Hope Shep is home soon
Mash
Hi Jayne - head office. Have uploaded a file to the Missing Pets facebook page that contains card size prints which we found very helpful on our search for poor Badger. Not sure if you want to add to here if you can - can only seem to put on FB under a new thread
Pia
Posted on Twitter and Facebook page. I'm up round Billinge Beacon daily with my dog, will keep eyes open and fingers crossed.
Tri's Mum
Have just put shep on the group wall of "I grew up in billinge" they have 600 members..hope this helps to spread the word xx
Unknown
Get as many posters up as you can everywhere. The word will soon get around. Be positive my Bailey was found after 3 days because of a poster. Someone had her from the night she went missing and was planning on keeping her until they saw it! xxx
Tri's Mum
I live only 7 mins away from Billinge..will watch out and spread the word..have put him on my F/B page as well..will get my daughter to watch out when driving home later through billinge..crank..rainford..All Paws Crossed.!!!! xx
Hellyglo
Thank you for all your help!
Goldenfrodo
Thanks Jayne.
I'll contact owner with advice and crosspost to my FB Group.
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