Lost: Grizzle With White Terrier Cross In South West (TR20)

  • Dog ID 11010
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name MURPHY - SIGHTED!
  • Gender & Breed Terrier Cross
  • Age Adult
  • Colour grizzle with white
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 14 Nov 2007
  • Where Lost Praa sands Nr Porthleven, Cornwall
  • Lost In Region South West
  • Lost In Post Area TR20
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 01872 279716 or 07976 047657
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 1475
  • MURPHY - SIGHTED!Poster Image
  • MURPHY - SIGHTED!Extra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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Millie's Mum
Come on little man, show yourself. The heat is on, and we all want you home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
garthy
be safe and hurry on home p.g.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millie's Mum
Riding on the success of Buddy's return, let's turn up the heat on all of our South West dogs that are still missing. Murphy, we are looking for you, someone may have seen you and not realised that you are reported as "MISSING". Can all Dog lost helpers who visit this page, please email a copy of Murphy's poster, to all of their friends and family where ever they live especially in the Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset areas. As we all know, missing dogs are not always found in the area in which they were lost/stolen. Thank you. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Matherick
Hope Murphy is home soon, stay safe little man. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thank you, Laurie, both for help and correction. It would be a long shot if this was Murphy, but as I'm sure you appreciate, we need to check, and I also appreciate you keeping your eyes peeled and putting up some posters. If you need to contact me, please send a pm! Thanks very much.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
LOL! will correct-cannot beat local knowledge! Thanks Laurie!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
laurie b.
The park is actually called Simmons Park, the grounds of which are adjacent to Okehampton College - I am located about 7 miles from the park and I have telephoned my vets (NorthPark) and Okeford (Okehampton vets) to advise in case he is brought in.....if anyone needs me to go and collect him I can be contacted at laurie.busby@btinternet.com (happy to provide full personal details by 'phone once initial contact made)..I can get posters put up 2morrow..don't want to put a damper on the sighting BUT there are several very similar dogs in the area as someone local breeds border x lakeland (I have a rescue bitch myself that looks alike)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thank you, Jayne.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Updated photo e mailed to local helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Possible sighting of Murphy at 7.30am yesterday morning in Okehampton, Devon, EX20. This was at Cinimons Park, near the college and leisure centre. Is anyone in this area to poster and keep an eye open? Murphy's owner has just gone abroad, so unable to travel up there himself. This info was passed to me this morning, I'll try and speak to the lady who saw this dog, and notify police and dog warden.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Again, the good news is that Murphy is chipped, and if someone picked him up thinking he was homeless, and took him home with them, he could be scanned at any time. Murphy, we are looking for you xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
christo
Hi - from Chris and Gilly, Bishop's owners. Just to say thinking of you SO much and stay hopeful. Goodnight for now. Love C&G.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Two new possible sightings last week - Argyll Down, near Falmouth, a large lake/reservoir, and near Cusgarne, about 6 miles away. These were several days apart, and owner is following up with more posters etc. The poss sighting at Lelant may have been a red herring. Come on, Murphy, give us some more sightings please, and make life a little easier for us!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Just left message with owner for update. We postered a different area earlier in the week (Porth Kidney/Lelant) and got posters to PO sorting office St Ives, which covers this side of Penwith. Owner has continued with postering during the week and has given out hundreds of small flyers, and is extremely active in his search for Murphy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Any news? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Good work then, Murphy's owner, and will keep my fingers crossed then! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
No response (yet) to my email to found page, lostyourpet.net Murphy's owner has written with poster to every single police station and vet in Cornwall. Also have possible local sighting to follow up - don't want to say more yet, in case Murphy's thread is being watched.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thank you, Glynafon, have registered with the website and am following up. Diana xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostGlynafon
It might be worth following this up though probably unlikely: www.lostyourpet.net Found dark brown/black terrier white on chest, wearing red collar found near Long Ash garden centre, Horrabridge devon. No further details given Contact is by registering on the site and sending email to finder. Descriptions can sometimes be a bit vagueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
christo
I talked to Murphy's owner this evening, he has cancelled his holiday in Spain to keep his search up, and he is fighting on. Three musketeers: yes, we'll try and share the effort.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi all. Havn't posted for a few days, but am still calling in on here for news. A great idea to join forces with Bishop and Gunner's owners to generate more publicity, and together, I'm sure you will come up with more ideas. I still keep wondering if Murphy could still be out there just fending for himself, or if he has followed someone walking their dog. I can't say this enough, but don't forget to check each week, and in person with all of your local dogs homes. Also ring to remind the wardens and local police that he is still missing. Deliver the new posters and more pictures to all of these places, and don't feel you are being a pain ! It is your own responsibility to check the homes out in person, just in case the chip has travelled and cannot be picked up. This does happen. Also dogs get logged down with the wrong descriptions and get re-homed before owners can find them. Seven days is all you have. He may not have been taken to the nearest police station or rescue centre either. Please check them all out. This goes for Gunner and Bishop also, although Gunner is more distinctive. Perhaps the three of you could take turns in doing the rounds, just to be on the safe side. Hopeing you get a break soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Gunner's family
looks like we have three muskateers here ! Lets get these boys home...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Woops! Meant 'longer' !Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Also, Murphy was recently clipped, so although when hair is loger his back is black, at the moment he's grizzle and tan in appearance.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Still no news on Murphy. Am just back from walking my dogs at Praa Sands, no sign though thankfully the posters are pretty much in tact after yesterday's deluge of rain. Owner checked out poss dog that turned up in Holsworthy, Devon, but wasn't Murphy. Murphy, we're looking for you and your Dad wants you home where you belong.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
christo
Murphy's owner - please contact me on my mobile, Bishop's owner Christo. Power in numbers? Good luck to us all in the South West! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thank you, Jan, how kind! I've sent you a pm. Not sure what to do now as no sightings, dear little Murphy has vanished in to thin air. It's very possible he's out there on the dunes - there's plenty of cover, and rabbits in abundance, fresh water, all the things he's need. Murphy, please show yourself!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostXenas Mum - Area Volunteer, Norfolk
Just seen Murphy's predicament... Sorry I can't help you poster from here - Diana if there is anything I can do to help please let me know! I have borrowed a fax machine for a while :)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
E mail to admin@doglost.co.uk or evenings to PR@doglost.co.ukLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Nik, I've pm'd you.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dillondog, if we eliminate the sightings from yesterday, have there been any others ? I'm just doing something for BBC Cornwall.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
That's very disappointing, Dillondog. If you think there's a better picture pf Murphy to use, then let me @ doglostpr@doglost.co.uk.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sammie204
Aww Murphy is lovely, hope he is found very soon, stay safe till then Murphy xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Gunner's family
So disappointed, thought we were going to get one home, a grand job being done by Dillondog again though, I'm sure he will be found soon...x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Disappointment all round - the sighted dog was not Murphy, it belonged to a nearby farm who's dogs sometimes wander. Murphy's owner has spent the day clarifying the situation and is 100% sure. So we're back to square one.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Do you think this picture may be confusing then, and a different angle may be more suitable? See what happens today. Hopefully he will be home. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Also, saw a different pic of Murphy late last night, his back is black and one front leg is white (can't remember which one, as I write!).Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Owner is checking area of sightings and intends to spend the day there. Was going to have an early start! I will meet him later when work over! Here's fingers and paws crossed we find Murphy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thanks Yasa, instructions received!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Instructions have been emailed. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
This is brilliant news. Little monkey !! Dillondog I will email you Sherlock's scenting instructions for the owner, in case you do not have them. Please tell him to read them, over and over, and know what he has to do by heart. The method is tried and tested, and will normally work, but it may take some time and patience. Good luck. Come on Murphy - in the blue for you son !! Time for you to be home. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Just had a call from Murphy's owner, 2 possible sightings this evening in Ashton, which is about a mile and a half up the road from Praa Sands going east, and slightly inland. Dog fitting Murphy's description seen by two different people, within space of an hour. One sighting he was in a field having a glorious time chasing rabbits!! Posters already up round here which has really helped. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
christo
Murphy and Gunner have ads in today's Western Morning News. There is also a 'missing' ad for a golden retriever called George - I phoned their number to get them to contact DogLost - hope they do. We will resume Bishop's ad in WMN next week. Good luck to all of us!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thank you Yasa, that's a huge help. Diana xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Twenty six caravan and camping sites done, around East Cornwall. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have sent posters to Camborne Library - Cornwall Centre library -Education Library Service - Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Redruth, Penzance, and Perranporth libraries, The reference and Information library, St Agnes, St Columb, St Ives, St Just, St Keverne, and Truro libraries. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Great job, guys.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
jeepsmi
Yes have sent them alreadyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thanks everyone for your help from afar, really appreciated. Owner is away until late tonight, so will catch up with him tomorrow and see what else we can do. He was contacting the local Traveller Liason Officers too, always good to have them on board.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi jeepsmi, thanks for that. That's it, get him working !! Has he got Gunners poster too? He could be anywhere in that area. Bishop's a bit further away, but a poster of him would be nice to spread around also. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
jeepsmi
Will send the poster to my taxi driver brother in Redruth. He can show all his customers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
So far I have written, and sent Murphey?s poster to the following people and places, hopeing it will be displayed prominently, and many people will see it. The head teacher at Germoe Primary School - The Links Residents Association - The Praa Sands Community Centre - The Praa Sands Shortmat Bowls Club - Germoe and District W.I. - Breage and District Silver Band - Boscrege Caravan and Camping Park -Poldown Caravan and Camping Park - Praa Sands Holiday Park - Praa Sands Golf Club - and Godolphin Hill Nursery. I hope we get another sighting soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thanks, Yasa, that's a great help. Good idea too about schools etc. Will get on to it with owner. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
All vets in TR postcode sent poster via email or fax. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Had another thought. Are there any schools in the area that could be postered outside, and around the gates. Plenty of Mums, Dads picking up their children, and may go to the beach with their own dogs. A good way of getting many eyes searching. Even hand out posters to people and ask them to keep a look out. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Think I'll do the vets first, then will look at campsites etc, but suppose the season is coming to an end now, so expect some will be closing soon. Could owners manage to visit taxi offices and hand out posters for their drivers, also bus depots would be good. If someone down on holiday has picked him up, they may just use this form of transport. Also petrol stations. If he has been picked up in a car, the 'carer' will need petrol, and may just see a poster. Newsagents, post offices, and pet shops could also be done by them if the beach is well covered. Come on Murphy, give us all a clue, and lets get you back home. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Any help from a distance would be welcome.....I've got a full on week of work. Bishop is about 90 miles from here in South Devon, and Gunner is about 30 miles away on the North Cornish Coast (well his family are). Praa Sands is saturated with posters, and the owner is going there most mornings at dawn, and again at dusk. He will be away up country tues/weds. Any suggestions very welcome. DianaLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
I am happy to help with emailing. Will start later this evening. Will send posters for all three, or is this not near enough to where Bishop is thought to be? Sorry no map to hand at mo. Come on you lot, where are you? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Gunner's family
I bet these three south westies , Bishop , Gunner and Murphey are having a party now, come on boys, get your buts home!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dillondog, helpers are a little scarce on the ground in that area. We could arrange some poster email support if that would help.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Have put loads more posters up in Praa Sands this afternoon, will hopefully raise awareness even more. Owner does not have internet access, so could use more help. Anybody out there with some time to lend a hand?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters need to be displayed as soon as possible on notice boards, lamp posts, entrances to parks, dog bins and on cars. Take posters to vets, pet shops, postmen (for sorting offices), milkmen, dustmen, street cleaners, taxi drivers, schools, pubs, youth clubs, newsagents, post offices, takeaways, dog training clubs, supermarkets and car parks. Hand out reduced-down posters or cards to people - especially dog walkers - and deliver to houses and businesses. Police stations, Dog Wardens, the RSPCA and all rescue centres need checking frequently and preferably visited in person by owner or someone who knows Murphy well. Stay safe Murphy, until you are home x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Rileyresidence
Am sure u have already but give NAWT Hayle a call they are your nearest animal rescue place and may well have been given him. Really hope he turns up safe soon. Have sent poster to some friends who live literally right down by the surf bar there so they will look out. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Also, Murphy's right canine tooth is missing.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Poster has been e mailed out to local helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Murphy ran off into the dunes above the beach last sunday afternoon, after rabbits. Murphy's dad has already postered in the area and informed police, DWs, rescues, RSPCA etc, and also given out small flyers. Need to get more posters up. Murphy and his dad have been together for the last year, before that Murphy was found wandering the streets and taken in to local NAWT rescue, so chances are he's well able to live rough and fend for himself. Great editorial already, with photo, in Cornishman and West Briton.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Thanks Jayne. Praa Sands is actually TR20, so please can poster be corrected. When photo on site please can helpers in TR13, TR18, TR19 and TR20 all be emailed as all close by. Owner not that local (Truro). Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner can be contacted on 01872 279716 or 07976 047657. Awaiting photo.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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