Lost: Red Brown American Cocker Spaniel Female In Central (S45)

  • Dog ID 111331
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 13 Feb 2017
  • Name MEGAN UPDATE PLEASE READ
  • Gender & Breed Female American Cocker Spaniel
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Red brown
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 12 Feb 2017
  • Where Lost My home Kelstedge.
  • Lost In Region Central
  • Lost In Post Area S45
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Went out for a wee as usual but didn't come back. Went missing 7pm Sunday.
  • Phone 1 01246 590743
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Monty
  • Views 10044
  • MEGAN UPDATE PLEASE READPoster Image
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Dogwalker
https://www.dragondriving.co.uk/puppiesforsale-145530.html
DogLostScruffy Dog - Central Team Volunteer
Update requested
sheltielover
Could this found dog in Wallace Kennels be Megan
https://www.facebook.com/WallaceKennels/photos/a.1750822948303222.1073741893.139155222803344/1754641554588028/?type=3&theater
Billabong
112239 is an English Cocker. Megan is an American Cocker, sadly not her, but I know we all wish it could be. I go by Kelstedge a lot and I'm still looking out for her everywhere, won't forget her. The bloomin fox (definitely not Megan) was still there just the other day, very frustrating. Wish we could bring closure for her owner.Last edited: 2017-03-10 11:24:24 by Billabong
Hollieberry
I agree Abbie Girl without a body there is always a chance & hope.
Abbie Girl
know its being said that sadly Megan is believed to be deceased, however has it been looked at that could have recovered and been in shock? Has anyone passed 112239 info to owner just on slightest chance Megan could still be alive? as without her body it is still a possibility is it not?
ClaireC
To date I have heard nothing. Mystified.
Jane Bearder
Any news?
ClaireC
Thanks Jane
Jane Bearder
And she's in the Matlock Mercury which is our local paper whereas DT is the county paper
ClaireC
Thank you ladies. Really hope that the newspaper article brings in some much awaited news for Peter and all of us. XLast edited: 2017-02-22 20:23:06 by ClaireC
Gillian
The link does work. Hope it brings some closure one way or the other. Such a horrible situation. Shared on my FB page and on Clay Cross and Danesmoor Community FB pageLast edited: 2017-02-22 17:01:06 by Gillian
Jane Bearder
Oops sorry I can't get the link to open but Megan is in the derbshire times
Jane Bearder
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1449009168456755&id=140709745953377
Jane Bearder
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1449009168456755&id=140709745953377
nedk
Do hope for the owner he has some closure just been reading comments do hope the dog found soon all a bit strange!x
ClaireC
Thank you Jane for your help today.
Molliemoo
Is the chip company being phoned daily
DogLostOwl
Molliemoo, a tracker dog would be no help here as we know that Megan was picked up and put at verge at back of pub. She was then moved from the verge and was certainly carried, whether she survived or not. 3 witnesses said she was killed on impact, but obviously Jane is investigating this latest development.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Further alerts sent to helpers in S40,41,42,43,44,45. DE4,45,55.
Jane Bearder
Myself and a friend have postered in Kelstedge and Ashover, I spoke with a gentleman from Kelstedge estate and he said he spoke with Peter yesterday but she hasn't been seen on there, it's only one short road, also spoke with Duncan from Ashover post office, he said Janet didn't know who the 2 men were who told her they had Megan but he will ask her to phone me in the morning, not sure what else we can do now.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks jane thats very kind of you...
Jane Bearder
I've just spoken with Peter and told him I will poster overload the area this afternoon, he says it was the lady in the post office that told him so I will go and speak with her, he said she thinks the men were from Kelstedge, I still think it's a long shot but hopefully I am wrong. I agree with Owl that it is just the fox that is on the side of the road.
Molliemoo
How distressing for Megan's owner. As no one seems to really know what has happened and the village is small, as suggested in the comments below, would a tracker dog be any good. Good luck with your search and hope you find closure soon.
Billabong
Thanks Owl, that's good to know.
DogLostOwl
I examined the fox closely, and there was just him there, nothing else.
Billabong
Re the fox, I saw it, it was very big. There were definitely fox shaped ears, not spaniel which I am familiar with (I have spaniels) Owl went to look and confirmed it was a fox. I have wondered if that fox had her then got hit by a car and she was somehow underneath it :-/ Don't know, maybe I'm clutching at straws.Last edited: 2017-02-21 07:55:40 by Billabong
ClaireC
Jane, Alfreton, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Darley Dale and Matlock were all done. They all reported that no dog had been brought into them!
Jane Bearder
Has alfreton vetinary hospital been contacted, also spire vets in chesterfield? I'm not sure of the vets in bakewell but surrounding places are clay cross, chesterfield, alfreton, wirksworth, bakewell, darley dale, Matlock.
Jane Bearder
I personally spoke with the lady who went out to Megan when the cyclist came into the pub to tell them, she told me the dog didn't have a collar on but had a harness on, at that time I didn't know that but Peter confirmed it, the dead fox is quite a way up the road and has been there for quite a while, I'm so confused now! We did wonder why the fox wasn't taken by a wild animal if Megan was, I asked some local farmers about foxes and badgers, they all said they wouldn't have taken her far but would be feeding young at the moment ...
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ClaireC
Mary re your question on foto I am guessing not!
ClaireC
Thank you Jane for your help in postering tomorrow in local area. Very much appreciated. Last edited: 2017-02-20 22:24:01 by ClaireC
Mary
Could there be some confusion with the dead fox that was found nearby? It does all sound very strange.
Jane Bearder
To say I'm shocked by this turn of events is an understatement, I asked Peter to put a postcard in Ashover village post office but never expected this, we know she was hit by the first car then a second hit her whilst in the road (he was the one who picked her up and laid her on the grass verge) she was checked by at least 3 different people who confirmed she was deceased so surely anyone picking her up would have taken her to a local vet, I so hope I'm very wrong and she is alive as seeing Peter on Saturday broke my heart but also I think we would have heard something as the village is very tight knit ..
I will put another post on my fb and ask for it to be shared again. I just hope Peter hasn't had his hopes raised only to be dashed again. I've sent a message to one of the people who checked her afterwards and said she was deceased.
DogLostNicky - Area Coordinator, Herefordshire, Shrops & Worcs, Volunteer Bucks
Really hope the men are correct. Thinking of Peter at this horrible time x
Mary
ClaireC - Does Peter have an actual photo of Megan, which can be uploaded?
HelperHelen Dog SOS Derbyshire
We searched the area with Peter on Saturday for Megan, fields and hedges but nothing. Praying she has been picked up hopefully she will be scannedX
janiejewel1649
Paws, and fingers xd for a positive result.
ClaireC
Having spoken to Peter tonight we have decided to put Megan back as lost rather than Rainbow Bridge. The reason for this is that Peter placed an advert in the local post office in the next village. Two men commented that Megan wasn't killed but knocked unconscious! She was picked up as a stray by somebody it is thought from this village. Please can folk who are local to Kelstedge post on your fb pages to see if this is what has happened to Megan. I have advised Peter to talk to local radio and also to put a couple of posters into the Royal Mail post boxes for postmen to take. back with them. Last edited: 2017-02-20 20:32:31 by ClaireC
Abbie Girl
So sorry ClaireC havnt got back to you - no vets were Dorset and other was Bedfordshire. I didnt want to cause any distress or any further work as I know people are doing so much to help but felt I had to mention it. As youve suggested, local radio would be great way to reach local community and usually Radio stations are very helpful with situations such as this. Just another thought are there any local pet crematoriums that could be contacted, alot have chapels of rest for owners to visit prior to cremation?
ClaireC
Peter is going to check with pub tomoro on witness who saw Megan knocked over. We will catch up again either tomoro eve or Monday. Thank you everybody for your help for this lovely man. X
DogLostNina
Are there any drone users that might live nearby that could search ,it might save a lot of leg work
ClaireC
Thanks Jane. Just sitting here wondering what to suggest next! Do you have a local radio station? Also if anybody can put a poster in Royal Mail post box the postie will take back for others to keep an eye out or jog their memory. Maybe some posters up on telegraph pools so maybe other dog walkers or cyclists can see them.
Jane Bearder
Helen found 2 village pages and asked for help on there, we did look and search in the surrounding gardens, kelstedge is tiny and everyone we spoke to already knew of poor Megan, it was very sad with Peter today, he's such a lovely man, just wished we could of found her for him. Peter told us her harness is actually brown leather not grey as first thought.
ClaireC
Jane,Helen and Peter have searched today for Megan and they haven't been able to locate her or her harness. I'm not too sure what else to suggest other than perhaps local folk can search their gardens just in case somebody has moved her further away from the road in the hope that somebody will know of somebody that has lost their dog!Last edited: 2017-02-18 16:15:40 by ClaireC
Billabong
So sorry I am away so unable to join tomorrow. My thoughts will be with you all and hopeful that you might find her so Peter can lay his little girl to rest xxx
ClaireC
I have made further Fone calls to vets this evening, mainly the after hours service vets who are on duty throughout the night 7 days per week. They have all told me the same, that they automatically check for chips which has got better over time now. There is always the fact that sadly we don't live in a perfect world but we do try and get answers and have to trust those that are telling us this. Peter is aware of my Fone calls tonight. Tomorrow morning Peter is meeting up with Jane Bearder and possibly a few others st 1000 hrs at the Kelstedge Inn car park to do a search of the area to try to find Megan or even her grey harness she was wearing. If anybody is available and would like to come along I am sure that the more eyes the better the search will be as a result. Thank you in advance. XxLast edited: 2017-02-17 20:07:45 by ClaireC
ClaireC
Abbie girl the vet that you are referring to without name is this in this area please?
Abbie Girl
I appreciate all the hard work people have done to contact all the vets in the area in search of Megan however I had a case of a missing dog once where a certain vets was contacted and they said they hadnt had the dog handed in. It transpired it had but the member of staff they owner spoke to did not look at the book where all animials brought in was added and she had not been working when the dog had been brought it. Is it worth a recall to all the vets just in case. My daughter who worked in a vets also confirmed to me that this could happen as although information is given on change over on staff sometimes due to human error animals brought is missed and all staff working to good practice should refer to their book/record which sometimes does not happen. This happened on a cat too that was found deceased by my daughter she added it to facebook with the vets details and two cats were muddled and my daughter got quite cross with the vets as the owner was distraught and they did have her cat. Just worth rechecking
ClaireC
I've foned the Peak Practice vets but they don't have Megan. I have found the fb page and have posted on it asking if anybody has any further info.Last edited: 2017-02-17 08:27:36 by ClaireC
JANI
run free sweetie x
Christie
Someone is asking about a dog killed at Kelstedge on Peak Veterinary's facebook.
ClaireC
I phoned VetsNow and they have just foned me back to say they have no dogs handed into or reported to them. They have given me more numbers to fone tomoro. Thank you Jane for your help today
Jane Bearder
I'm not sure we will find anything as the expanse of fields is huge but look we will, I personally think that is what will have happened to her. Very sad.
Skywalker99
I really hate to say this, but a fox was killed on the road outside our house recently....and we witnessed other foxes dragging the body away to use as food. I think a good search of the surrounding fields is a good idea. So sorry.
Jane Bearder
I've phoned Peter this afternoon, he's so upset and said he's given up hope of finding her now, myself and Helen from the dogtag team are meeting up Saturday morning to have a look in nearby fields to see if we can find anything. Poor man just needs closure. If anyone wants to join us we are meeting by the pub at 10am.
Billabong
Thank you for keeping us informed x
ClaireC
Megan's body has still not been found after a search by Peter and a man from the Inn opp where she was knocked down. I still have one further call to make this evening and will update after.
ClaireC
I have just spoken to Peter and he is himself going to check around the area that Megan was laid in. Both he and I will talk again this evening unless Megan is discovered,
ClaireC
Have had some various posts on local fb page who confirm that the dog was killed and placed on a grass verge near the pub. The person I have just spoken to is himself going out to check surrounding area to where the dog was placed and has asked me to fone back after 3pm which I will obviously do. What we do know now is that the dog was still there at 9.45pm but not in the morning. I still have to fone VetsNow after 6.30pm this evening and will update again. Last edited: 2017-02-16 12:56:00 by ClaireC
ClaireC
I have phoned the following services: Chesterfield Borough , North East Derbyshire Council, Derbyshire Dales Council, Amber Valley. PDSA Derbyshire, All Vets Hospital, Highways Agency. None have received a report or indeed Megan being brought into them. I have one more place to fone after 6.30pm this eve which is Vets Now who do pick up deceased animals after hours. If anybody can think of anywhere else please post on here. May I please ask everybody to share on social media sites to see if we can locate Megan for Peter. Thank you.Last edited: 2017-02-16 09:57:35 by ClaireC
JulieH
Such sad news xx
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I am truly saddened to read Megan's update
Run Free Sweetheart. X X
DogLostOwl
Thank you ClaireC. I also phoned RSPCA.
ClaireC
I will fone the others in that case this morning and the PDSA in area. Will update later on after I've spoken to Peter if I find anything out. Last edited: 2017-02-16 07:57:41 by ClaireC
DogLostOwl
Derbyshire County and Matlock Town were phoned by me yesterday.
Billabong
Councils: Chesterfield Borough, Matlock Town, Derbyshire County, Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley..Last edited: 2017-02-15 23:37:39 by Billabong
ClaireC
Megan is chipped and really hope and would have thought that vets will scan for a chip! I know I have spoken twice to the North East Derbyshire Council and they have received no reports of any deceased dog. They do always scan any animal that comes into them! I can only think that somebody has picked her up and maybe taken her to their own Council wherever that might be! If anybody can let me have other Councils that perhaps border this area then I will phone them on Peter's behalf.
Abbie Girl
I believe there is a PDSA in Derbyshire, could the person who picked her up have taken Megan there?Last edited: 2017-02-15 22:52:44 by Abbie Girl
DogLostOwl
Jane Bearder has received a message from a lady who confirms that Megan was killed on impact. A cyclist also witnessed. So I will move her to Rainbow Bridge. But we still do not know who picked her up and are trying to find out.
DogLostNina
Thanks Jane for your reply, living down south its difficult to understand the lay of the land. I am sure you and all the helpers are doing your upmost for Peter.
Jane Bearder
There is only the one pub in kelstedge and no school, I have shared my post to the local groups I'm in and also sent it to the Matlock mercury and Derbyshire times, both local papers. Let's hope someone comes forward.
DogLostNina
Do all the pubs in the area have a good 'grapevine' system of getting in touch with each other. School children are a good way of getting the word out they don't miss a thing
Jane Bearder
Have put this on.******PLEASE SHARE *****
Sunday 12th Feb
Vernon Lane, Kelstedge, Ashover Parish.
Approx 7pm

Megan (American Cocker Spaniel) got hit by a car on the A632 (main chesterfield to Matlock road ) opposite the Kelstedge Inn, the car didn't stop after hitting her but another car did and she was picked up, it isn't known whether Megan was killed or unconscious but none of the authorities or vets have had her in or know anything about her, please if you saw anything or have heard anything please please get in touch, the gentleman owner is very distraught as you can imagine... she can't have just disappeared so someone somewhere knows something. She is ginger in colour known as red ... please help!
ClaireC
Jane please by all means put a post on your fb group. It may bring in some much awaited news for Peter who is at a complete loss at the moment! Don't honestly know what direction the car was heading.
Jane Bearder
Is there any news on Megan? I'm local so can do a post on fb asking for info if requested, do you know which way the car was travelling etc? This road is horrendous and needs the speed limit changing in my opinion.
ClaireC
I have spoken with Peter today and likewise Council staff but still no news. Peter has spoken to chip co and nobody has phoned them either. CCTV footage is still to be checked and so believe the dog warden was assisting in this. I have suggested to Peter that if he doesn't hear from DW by tomoro morn maybe give them a ring as they are all out today.
JulieH
Oh goodness,really hoping for good news for Peter.Could local radio perhaps put an appeal out ? x
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Megan is safely back at home soon. X
JANI
sharing to groups x
ClaireC
Peter was doing this Molliemoo.
Molliemoo
Sorry to read about Megan and hopefully she can still be found. Just wondering if you have chip details and can contact Anibase who will know if the chip has been read recently and should be able to tell who by
Billabong
I have called Chesterfield Vets: Spire, Vets 4 Pets, Companion Care, Chapel House & Carrick and left details. No news of Megan. They mostly all said that if they scanned a chip they would contact chip company.
ClaireC
Megan's chip no does not fall within the faulty batch.
ClaireC
Update. There is some cctv footage (if pointing the right way ) that may show something. I am sure if this becomes available then a further update will be shown. Peter is going to advise chip company. Last edited: 2017-02-14 17:16:03 by ClaireC
DogLostJenkins-Admin for Found Dogs
Maybe Peter should go to the police to report Megan stolen, it is possible she was not badly injured when she was hit by the first car and did not need vet attention. If Peter could get a CRN, please can it be sent to dogloststolen@gmail.com. Did the witness get any description of the second car? Possibly posters could help in the local area and newspaper publicity
Billabong
Do we know whether the car that picked her up was heading towards Chesterfield or Matlock? I will call some Chesterfield vets just in case...
mazholenk
OMG..what the poor owner must be going through. Has all the vets in the area been contacted to see if a injured spaniel has been brought in?
ClaireC
Owl I have left you a message but basically I've spoken to North East Derbyshire Council, Matlock Peak Vets, Charlesworth Vets, Carrick Vets, and Derwent Valley Vets. None of the above had any any incidents reported to them or even a dog being brought into them. I have spoken to Derbyshire Police who again have had no incidents relayed to them.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Just had a call from Owl with an update. The owner, Peter, has now spoken to a witness who saw Megan being hit by a car. That car drove off leaving Megan in the road and a second car stopped, picked her up and drove off. It is now not know if she was dead or unconscious so I have been asked to move her back to the lost section. The incident happened directly outside a pub so we are hoping that there will be some CCTV footage to help solve the case.
BigGSDPatlucky
So sorry to hear the sad news of Megan xx
ClaireC
I am trying to help peter locate his dog. Will update later
ClaireC
I am so very sorry to read this. Please try your local Council Highways team, they more than likely have picked up! They should have scanned the dog for a chip and got in touch with you. Also speak with the police as they may have been notified of the RTA.

Last edited: 2017-02-14 17:12:28 by ClaireC
Hollieberry
I am so sorry to read this sad news .I hope you can find where she is .
DogLostNicky - Area Coordinator, Herefordshire, Shrops & Worcs, Volunteer Bucks
So very sorry x
Billabong
I'm so very sorry for Peter. I hope his little girl can be located and laid to rest xxx
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Oh no poor Peter. His little companion. I hope Peter can locate her and get closure. Owl if you are still with Peter can you pass on my condolences he is a lovely man
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
We now know from a reliable source that this beautiful little dog was killed outright on Sunday night but we still do not know where the body is. RSPCA, and the council have been contacted but they state that they have not got her. If anyone can help by contacting vets in the surrounding areas it would be much appreciated.
Billabong
Owl has updated me with the sad news that that Megan lost her life in hit and run and we want to find who is looking after her body. Owners of Kelstedge pub will be doing some enquiries once lunchtime is over.
Hollieberry
Edited Last edited: 2017-02-14 14:20:51 by Hollieberry
Billabong
Thanks. I have spoken to Owl, who has checked it out and it is a fox.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Thank you Billabong. I have passed your message on to Owl and she will call you for directions.
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Oh no. I really hope she's ok.
Billabong
I have just driven back through the area. There is what appears to be a dead fox opposite the stone place on the main Matlock-Chesterfield road. I went past twice to be sure. Don't know if that's related to latest news. Really hope it turns out well. I was just about to head out to search.
DogLostNicky - Area Coordinator, Herefordshire, Shrops & Worcs, Volunteer Bucks
So sorry to hear this. Hoping that there will be good news
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Owner has just received a call to say his little dog was involved in a RTA on Sunday night. It is unclear as yet if she is deceased. Owl is with the owner now and calling the authorities to find out if a body has been retrieved. If no joy then she and Wispa will go out tracking.
Leaving in lost until we know for certain what has happened.
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Billabong might be worth giving Peter a call. He might have a printer. He's so lovely and very worried for his dog
Billabong
I can go over there later this morning. Unfortunately I don't have a printer so can't do any posters. Can anyone help with posters?
ClaireC
Shared UK wide with emphasis on Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Northamptonshire
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Is there anyone local that can help this gentleman?
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared Facebook & Twitter
DogLostSarah - Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire
Shared to DogLost Central Facebook Group & Tweeted @DogLostUK x
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Thanks Gilly.

Sharing Twitter.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Email alerts sent to postcodes S40,S41,S42,S45
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Shared to groups
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Bless him put it in wrong. He was so sweet.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Please check date lost ?
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Peter the owner is a lovely gentleman. Let's find his dog.
Seeks
Monty really sorry your baby is missing and once there are a few more details will share and tweet xx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Tx...not much to go on here....
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Will ask for further details
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