Lost: Red Irish Setter Male In South West (DT8)

  • Dog ID 99095
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 11 Apr 2016
  • Name VICTOR SIGHTED
  • Gender & Breed Male Irish Setter
  • Age Young Adult
  • Build
  • Colour Red
  • Tail
  • Marks & Scars Black birthmark on his tongue
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 18 Mar 2016
  • Where Lost Broadwindsor near Beaminster
  • Lost In Region South West
  • Lost In Post Area DT8
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
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  • Listed By Poochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
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JANI
sharing to groups x
Jackie
Thank you to everyone who cares about Victor. We appreciate the support.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Bumping Victor, a year has now passed since he disappeared. The Dorset Echo has added an appeal on this link.

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15161942.Can_you_help_find_Victor__one_year_on_from_his_disappearance_/
Jackie
It is 11 months yesterday since Victor went missing from near Broadwindsor. Please stay vigilant for any male red setters and photograph them if you can. He could be local or anywhere with someone who believes they own him.
Thank you.
PurpleDragonete
Victor is still being actively shared out on Twitter @VictorMissing
Jackie
Happy new year all lovely Dogslost folk. Still no sign of Victor. Believed to still be near Yeovil. Please don't give up on him. Thank you. Jackie
Jackie
Finally got it via calling Preloved themselves. Not Victor. Thanks a million though. Keep looking everyone😔
Jackie
Dear PC I could not find ad on the site - could you forward it to me as a picture? Or call me if easier - 01308 868949 thank you. Jackie
Pc
Please check this advert ... Coat looks shorter (could be clipped) ?
http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/115963160/irish-setter-for-sale.html?link=%2Fclassifieds%2Fpets%2Fdogs%2Fall%2Fbridlington%2Fdog
Jackie
It is getting on for 9 months now since Victor went missing. We are still searching the Yeovil area but please if you see a red setter photograph it if you can and send it to me. Young male ones obviously! Thank you all so much for continued help in this time of sadness. Jackie x
Jackie
Victor was 2 on Friday. Still searching. Thanks for continuing to look. Fingers crossed.
Jackie x
Jackie
Please keep eyes peeled around Yeovil and surrounding villages. Thank you. If you see a setter photograph it if possible and send to me. Get any other helpful details. Thanks so much.
Jackie
Hi there. No text received. Will contact vet. Thanks so much. Jackie
Dexter1
Red setter found in Ringwood Dorset. Been taken to Cedar Vets. Sent text message to Victor's owner.
Jackie
Thank you as you say we cannot assume it is Victor. I postered there some months ago but would be grateful if anyone knows anyone in that area to put the word around and a poster up if you can download one from this site or Animal Search which is another site with a good poster of him.
sooze69
I saw a beautiful red coloured setter being walked when I was driving back from Lyme Regis to Chard. Just caught my eye as was very handsome. Trying to recall which bit of the journey. Possibly was the outskirts of Axminster? Obviously other people have setters, but just strange that this came up this evening straight after seeing it.
charlie and sooty
Re shared as new info x
Jackie
Thanks Sharon. No sighting at all just information that he may be being kept in the area. Working on premise he has been stolen for certain now.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have re-shared with DL FB Page, Public & Twitter. including details & info. I hope Victor is safely back at home soon. X
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Bumping again due to this Jackie.
Jackie
Victor may be being taken to Tintinhul area which is north west of Yeovil. Anyone living near there or visitng the area please keep an eye out. I have put posters up etc Thank you all very much. Jackie
Jackie
Possible lead that Victor is in north Yeovil area. Please share this information and ensure Dogslost Somerset members are aware. Thank you.
Jackie
Thank you Misha. You are very kind and we appreciate it.
Misha
Have reshared on FB in the hope someone knows something, best of luck finding him x
Jackie
Hi All yes finally got the Mail to take the story. Reward is £4000 as Martin has doubled our offered reward. Please share with anyone you know. So pleased and hope this brings the break we have been waiting for.No recent sightings at all. Psychic is sure he is alive! Just need to know where he is. Jackie
Misha
Have there been any confirmed sightings? Have shared on FB as well as gave many dog lover FB friends all over the world. Best of luck x
Rose
Hi Jackie, Is Victor neutered? x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Victor is in todays daily mail after martin clunes has offered to pay £2,000 to finder.
Jackie
Hi
Sorry Shirley. No I saw that setter a while ago very young. Looks super but not my baby boy.
Thank you very much though. Keep sharing. He is in Western Gazette this week and Blackmore Vale magazine. Share as well. Still praying and putting up posters etc. Jackie
shirley
Hello Jackie, haven't heard back from you. Wondered if it was victor? Keep hoping its Weston supermare Somerset x
shirley
My mobile is 07511888593
shirley
Hi Jackie. Just to let you know there is an adult setter for sale on pets4home. He's male and in Somerset fir sale at£450. If you need to please add me on messenger Shirley Cameron. Or email me shirleycameron@live.co.uk. I have to phone numbers that were on the ad. It was there at t.time tonight. I got in touch with Maxine hird from Yorkshire animals lost and found as I couldn't contact you at the time. Really hope its your boy x
Jackie
Thank you. That is great. Jackie
Doglover
Have added an article re Martin Clunes to our post on Facebook Paw Helping dogs in need.
Jackie
Please can you all click on the Western Gazette article on Victor. They will put the story in print if enough people do! We are desperate for publicity. Please share with anyone and everyone! Thanks so much as always. Jackie
Baydogs
Today, Somerset Live/Western Gazette-
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/people/Western%20Gazette%20-%20Crewkerne/profile.html
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
AND TA12,13,14,15.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Alerts sent to helpers in BA20,21,22.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Bumping due to this possible match advertised. I will request alerts be sent to Yeovil and surrounding area.
Rachel
Hi Jackie. I have just looked again this morning, and the dog I spotted is no longer on pets4homes. It is worth rechecking every so often as the dogs for sale seem to " rotate" really often on this site - not sure how it works but guess the sellers have to relist quite frequently. There is also a litter of Flat Coat Retriever pups advertised in Martock, which I think might well be from the same seller, but can't be sure without having the Setter ad to compare details with. The Setter advertised looked similar age and build to Victor, not trimmed as closely around ears. The pigment mark on his tongue could of course just have been mud or dirt - it appeared to be on the left hand side maybe an inch or 2 back from the tip. I will keep looking xx
Jackie
Hi Rachel. Just seen your post but no dog on the pets4homes site that I can see. Let me know if you can still see it. Did it look like victor? Possible new lead from psychic that he is north of Yeovil Somerset. This would fit with that I guess. I need to try and get publicity in that area. Anyone living near Yeovil please spread the word and posters. We will go with posters asap. Thank you all.
Rachel
Hello - a very long shot - there is a 2 yr old male setter currently advertised on pets4homes.co.uk in Watchet Somerset. Photos appear to show a small pigment mark on his tongue.Please have a look.
Still have Victor in my thoughts, and praying for a happy ending soon xx
Jackie
Thank you. I will forward to everyone. Planning to get MP to help if possible to spread the word. Daily Mail have not taken on the story.😤 Keep going though.
PurpleDragonete
Thunderclap is at 188 supporters with another four days to go.
Please can you share. Thankyou
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/44619-much-loved-victor-is-missing
#stoppettheft
Here is the Thunderclap Link x
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/44619-much-loved-victor-is-missing
PurpleDragonete
New Thunderclap will be live in the next couple of days. I will post link as soon as I can.
Baydogs
Traveller activity being discussed here that you may find useful-
https://www.facebook.com/ThePetDetective/posts/1028629430505981#
Jackie
Thanks so much to everyone. Please keep looking. Thank you again.
Angela
Hi good people after reading the comment 2016-06-13 09:36 Jackie, I have reposted on a Irish setter site with this new line of inquiry. This has brought lots of comments and shares, and there are people checking out sites in their area where there are travellers / funfairs /circuses. Fingers & paws crossed this may help get Victor home.
Jackie
Gina Can you add the £4000 reward to Victors entry? Thanks. You never know.
Jackie
Tina did you start another Thunderclap??
Jackie
Thank you very much. Will do. Sadly Mole Valley forgot to put him in the current newsletter. Should be the next one. Please keep his presence out there. Thank you one and all. Jackie
Baydogs
The links may be useful Jackie- Appleby just ended on the 14th June.
https://www.facebook.com/fairpix
http://www.fair-pix.co.uk/fairdata.html
http://www.grthmlondon.org.uk/events-2/gypsy-traveller-summer-fair/

Those that come to stay from time to time near me I'll make sure I go along and say a friendly hello whilst admiring their dogs ;)
Oh and if you're not already- keep your eyes peeled on Dragon Driving.Last edited: 2016-06-17 00:04:21 by Baydogs
Jackie
Hello everyone. If you know of a fairground or group of travelling people anywhere near you please let me know. I have been in touch with an animal communicator who thinks Victor is being moved around and this is thus a possibility. He should also be in Mole Valley Farmers newsletter this month. Fingers crossed for some news.
Jackie
Thank you so much Tina. Please can we ask any Doglost contacts to speak to their local farmers. Now the cutting is going on they can see inaccessible places. We are desperate for news and keen to rule out that he is lying in a ditch etc.
PurpleDragonete
Hi It was me (Tina Raymond). I did both Thunderclaps. I will start another soon.
All of Victors shares from the Facebook page "Items for Free or for Sale in Bridport, Dorset" have been deleted. Again. As the administrator has to follow the rules of the site and delete any post that has not been bumped.
I am so angry.
Hundreds of online shares will now have disappeared.
Sorry.
Other sites still have the posts I put up tho.
His Twitter page is also doing well.
Jackie
Hi
Whoever did the thunderclap. Is it possible to do another. It is finished I note. Thanks so much.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Email from Jackie,

Hi
Bad news today. Sunday beach sightings seem to be a local setter residing in Beaminster. A lady came forward today following another newspaper plea.
Now we only have the 23 rd April at first light. This is not certain of course.
Jackie
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Featured in Dorset Echo today.

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14493864.Further_sighting_in_desperate_search_for_missing_pet_Victor/
Jackie
Tea rooms done yesterday.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Great news that there has been another sighting, if only we could get these sightings called in as soon as they happen. Posters are needed at Cogden, Bexington and the Bull in at Swyre, Egg Cup tea rooms and all the camp sites. Come on Victor, show yourself again.
Jackie
Last post came from info from Golf course staff at Bridport golf course.
Jackie
A male setter sighted at 0900 last Sunday at Cogden Beach alone. This is between Chesil and Burton Bradstock. Please circulate.
Jackie
Yes been in touch before but Jenny hurt herself and unable to help. Will recheck again. Thank you.
Skywalker99
Maybe contact Jenny and tiga www.k9tracker.co.uk
Jackie
Hi everyone. Received a call from dog walker on Cogden beach. She is certain she saw Victor last Sunday week 24 th April. That would fit with Hive beach sighting the day before. She only rang me as her vet suggested she should, . Reported dog looked OK. Running up to other dogs but would not come to her. Was seen at first in reed beds. We have been away last few days. Will check out Cogden tomorrow.
PurpleDragonete
New Thunderclap started for Victor. Plse support & share. TYVM
http://bit.ly/220sybj
Jackie
Indeed. Awful. Desperate for some news.
PurpleDragonete
It is so odd that Victor has not been seen. I have been searching and asking every local I meet and there has been "nothing" apart from the one possible sighting on the beach which may or may not have been Victor.
Lots of online sharing of his post and lots on Twitter and still no news. It is so frustrating with nothing to go on.
Jackie
No struggling to achieve that. However Your Dog mag and Dog World mag are planning to help with articles. Please keep sharing and searching . His eyes must be really desperate for medication by now.
Rose
Wow Top man Mr Martin Clunes, how generous. I wouldnt be surprised if this doggy was out of the area now. Has Victor been in national paper yet? x
Rose
Wow Top man Mr Martin Clunes, how generous. I wouldnt be surprised if this doggy was out of the area now. Has Victor been in national paper yet? x
Baydogs
http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/14472541.TV_star_Martin_Clunes_offers_to_double_reward_to_help_find_missing_Red_Setter_Victor/

Martin Clunes is undoubtedly a first class man.
Skywalker99
wow, that's two dogs Martin has offered to help recently, what a generous man!
Jackie
I have finally made contact with Martin Clunes who lives nearby. He has kindly agreed to match my reward. This means £4000 now on offer. Please share with anyone you know. It will be in all the papers ASAP.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Shared to Friends of Burton Bradstock Beach Facebook group.
Jackie
Hi We have eliminated one local male setter. Searching for owners of Fudge seen at Hive cafe between 3 and 4 pm with owners last Saturday . Need to check he could not have been on the beach alone at first light. Then it seems more likely it MAY be Victor.
Anyone knowing setter in that area called Fudge please help with this. Thank you all so much.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Thank you Alison, I hope being a bank holiday with lots of people about there may be new sightings.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Email alerts sent to postcodes DT6,DT8,TA16,TA17,TA18
onestopalldogs
Re shared ONESTOP FB Twitter
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Oh my goodness Jackie, I am sorry but I have only just seen your post re the possible sighting at Burton Bradstock. Bumping due to this, can posters be put up in local shops and Hive café in case others also saw this dog? May also be able to eliminate a local one.
Doglover
any news on Victor. All of the old comments seem to have disappeared. X
Will share to Facebook. X
Jackie
Young male setter sighted at first light by a fisherman near Hive cafe Burton Bradstock. Appeared to be alone. Collar but no harness. Came up to him and sniffed around then ran off towards car park. National Trust car park. Please circulate.
Jackie
Today I visited two traveller sites but no luck. I am hoping for further local press coverage. Please everyone keep spreading the word. Thank you so much. Vets are helpful to be told anywhere in Uk.
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
We can bump Victor's page if you can get more press coverage Jackie or if there are any sightings. If still in his original area he would most likely be seen at dusk and dawn moving along hedge lines for cover. Any bins being raided?
Jackie
No news still. Will try and get an article in National press . No response to reward offered. We are heartbroken.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
EMAIL TO ADMIN...
Hi,

Re VICTOR....lost red setter

I would pressume you have been in touch with the info@redsetterrescue.plus.com

If not I would do so, it seems by sheer coincidence they have a setter(Frank) that was found wandering in the road about a MONTH ago, and they have tried to find where he came from etc.

I don't know if Victor was chipped, as it seems like Frank might not be??

In my opinion they don't look like each other on the photo, but his stance looked similar. I have four

Regards
PurpleDragonete
I have started a Twitter page for him at @VictorMissing
His Thunderclap was supported by 308 people and had a social reach of 825,434
Posters were put up locally and his online posters are still being shared and bumped...
and there is still no sightings.
It is so upsetting
Rose
Gorgeous boy, someone knows where he is. Could you try getting something in national paper as he could have been taken further away. x
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
Comment added by owner on 10th April.



Jackie Riley

10 Apr 2016 at 09:21

Still no sighting despite reward offered in local paper this week
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator, South West
There were sightings thought to be of Victor shortly after he went missing at Lamberts Castle and a few days later in the Marshwood area but no more recently. There is a large reward offered for his safe return.
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