Reunited: Brown/black/white Mix Jack Russell Terrier Female

  • Dog ID 127260
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 29 Mar 2018
  • Gender & Breed Female Jack Russell Terrier
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour Brown/black/white mix
  • Marks & Scars Missing with male dog. Passed on by 'finder' to unknown rescuer and disappeared.
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 20 Mar 2018
  • Where Lost Banks village, West Lancs.
  • Lost In Region North West
  • Lost In Post Area PR9
  • Date Reunited 11 May 2018
  • Other Info Two dogs from same family were taken together by finder. Finder reports that she passed the dogs on to an unknown fosterer despite comments on post advising where the dogs were reported to be from. Dogs were also reported to be in a well cared for condition so no welfare need for them to be abducted. Fosterer has not come forward and has not attempted to advertise or reunite the dogs therefore presumed stolen... 'theft by finding'.
  • Phone 1 01633673859
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Glynis
  • Views 8598
  • Alerts Sent 152


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What a story! Just been reading all the comments. So glad Gizmo and Lady are home. Hope though that the owner will get dogs neutered now.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Absolutely over the moon to get the fab news Lady and Gizmo are back where they belong. What a great post you have done.

Kath so pleased for you and the family all back together, you will all have some catching up to do.

WELL DONE to everyone who has helped especially behind the scenes. Team work at its best.


Sending you all big hugs. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank You to everyone in #TeamGizmoAndLady for your tireless work in gaining a happy ending, Thank You Glynis for writing for the Blog x
such a shame that Lancashire Police or any other Force do not have a 'direct link' with D.Warden , or with DoglostUK , so that All Reported Found & Lost Dogs can automatically be placed on a National Database .
DogLostFiona Monger - Investigations Co-ordinator
Fantastic. Well done everyone who refused to give up.. Well done Jan Lancashire. So happy for Kathy, Gizmo and lady. Xxx
DogLostJan -North West and Police Liaison Coordinator
Also thanks to CJ Doglost Police Coordinator for all the help with dog wardens,police and journalist.We have had many conversations over the last few weeks about where to go next to get them home x
DogLostJayne - Admin
Read the update and reunited photo on the blog for dogs...links on either side of this page if you scroll up...
were Lady & Gizmo 'chipped ?
If so, are there answers to be gained from many ????s of the 'chip company
Thank you CJ. for the clarification , I am sure that there are many many people who are unaware of the 'rules of Finding '. I am also sure that , thankfully, not many of us would Find a Stray & then keep without at least Sharing on Social Media, contacting authorities .
Thank Dogness that the ones who Commit'Theft by Finding' are in the Minority., causing sooo much Stress &💔
I DO Hope that this Evil Person is Named & Shamed & Banned from Owning Pets for a long time .
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
So pleased it's all out in the for this person to allow the chips to be transferred over to the rightful owner.
Keeping them safe - .hmm let them breed is not keeping a young dog safe..far too young for a litter.
As for taking care till owner found...I would like go challenge them to what they did to even find the far as I can see did not report as found to dog warden as required by law...why have them chipped to yourself...? If you are as "innocent " as you try to make out then wont mind answering a number of questions..

It is stated they did report the dogs as found to police - but then they did NOT find the dog - they took it from the finder!! So did you state this to police ?

On Lancashire police web site
I have found a stray dog, can I bring it into a police station?

There are no facilities at any of our police stations to take in stray, abandoned or unwanted animals, for dogs in the first instance you should contact the local council dog warden who can give you advice on what to do next.

Further law on finding a dog..

A dog is a possession in the eyes of the law and must be returned to it’s owner, keeping it is theft unless you follow proper procedures (The Theft Act 1968). Even if you want to keep the dog you must inform the Dog Warden. If the Dog Warden takes the dog from you, ask which Stray Dog Pound it will be taken to.

There are then two options:

You may go the Stray Dog Pound and adopt the dog. Some Stray Dog Pounds allow you to go at any time during the 7 days, give your name and a small deposit to secure the dog and the full adoption can take place on the 8th day. An adoption fee will apply. The dog then legally becomes your possession and the previous owner has no legal claim against you to retrieve the dog. This is the best way to secure the dog as yours.

The Environmental Protection (Stray Dogs) Regulations 1992 (under section 150(2), describes the procedure to be followed where a stray dog is found by a member of the public who wishes to keep it. The procedure is that the Dog Warden must be informed but the finder asks to keep the dog under a “28 day order”. The Dog Warden will issue the finder with a form, the finder signs and returns to the Dog Warden. The finder must keep the dog for 28 days to enable the owner to find it. If the owner does not appear within 28 days the finder keeps the dog. However using the 28 day order does not transfer ownership and in the unlikely event of the real owner turning up after 28 days they have a legal right to have the dog back.Report a stray dog

If you find a stray dog and can’t contact the owner, you must report it to the council.
Keeping a stray dog
You must return a stray dog to its owner if you know who the owner is. Otherwise you must contact your local council.

Tell the council you want to keep the dog. If the council can’t find the owner you may be allowed to keep it. They’ll probably check you’re suitable as a dog owner before you can adopt it.
Report a stray dog - GOV.UK
If you find a stray dog and can't contact the owner, you must report it to the council

I really do not think correct procedures were followed and all this time the poor owner was at breaking point over the theft of her dogs. I hope you can sleep at night as poor owner has not for weeks !!

brilliant - this must be the best ever reunited story this year. absolutely amazing what can happen to our beloved dogs - thank heavens it is a happy ending for both the dogs. thankyou to all the invisible people who made this possible
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Amazing news. X X
DogLostJan -North West and Police Liaison Coordinator
💕🎉🎉 REUNITED REUNITED 💕🎉🎉I am absolutely over the moon to Report Lady and Gizmo are Home where they belong.After weeks of very hard work with the help of a lovely lady called Glynis and anonymous Tip off we managed to track them down.The person who had them has had them microchipped to her and changed the dogs name.What a shock it has been for Lady return home Pregnant whilst in the care of the lady who was going to "Take Good Care" of them until the owner had been found. Lady and Gizmo are so Happy to be home and haven't let the owner out of their sight. I would like to thank all those who have shared and helped in trying to locate Lady and Gizmo you have all been amazing.Very special thanks to the Anonymous callers for doing the right thing to Rachel for doing the newspaper article and to the police officer at Sefton police for all his help.
DogLostJayne - Admin
Details on the blog for dogs.
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
In Countrymans Weekly 2nd May
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Have SHARED the original post and also SHARED the Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance post to lots of local groups and further afield. Got another fb sharing ban.

Rooting for these two to be found soon and be back home where they belong. ❤️
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
thunder clap

Thunderclap is up and running, please support and share x
DogLostJan -North West and Police Liaison Coordinator
Thank you CJ x
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Lancashire police have now allocated an officer and they are treating this as theft by finding. The incident number now has a CRN and the officer dealing has been updated with information we have about these dogs.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Council have just rung me to confirm that no JRT have been reported to them as found.They are going to investigate why this was no reported to them as all dogs by law MUST be reported. Finders can keep dogs but MUST inform the dog warden and sign a 28 day retainer. Even when signed the dog is never legally yours ad if an owner comes forward the dog must be given back. Finders have no authority to pass the dog on to any one else.
DogLostJan -North West and Police Liaison Coordinator
Thanks CJ xx
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Owner advised to take all the information she has direct to police. This is information of people involved. This is theft by finding at the very least. Owner has heartbroken children who want their dogs back, there is lots of evidence to prove ownership.Awaiting reference from police but in mean time changing to STOLEN so can start to share.
have the police been informed, have you contacted the microchip company
Alerts sent to helpers in PR4, PR8, PR9, L40 x
DogLostSarah - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs Twitter Co-ordinator
Tweeted @DogLostUK x
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
I have shared with DL FB Group, Twitter & Public. I hope that this furbaby is safely back at home soon.X

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