Lost: Red/ Ginger Hungarian Vizsla Male In East Anglia (CB8)

  • Dog ID 160637
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 25 Sep 2020
  • Name OZZY PLEASE DO NOT CHASE
  • Gender & Breed Male Hungarian Vizsla (Neutered)
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Red/ Ginger
  • Marks & Scars Just had heart surgery has been shaved under his belly and chest and has a canular drip it.
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 25 Sep 2020
  • Where Lost Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridge
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area CB8
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Ozzy slipped his lead whilst at Dick white referral centre, he has just had heart surgery. He is away from home so cannot make his way home.
  • Phone 1 07494870701
  • Phone 2 07811340695
  • Listed By Christine
  • Views 51842
  • Alerts Sent 362
  • OZZY  PLEASE DO NOT CHASEPoster Image
  • OZZY  PLEASE DO NOT CHASEExtra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Christine, Ozzy’s owner...
Today we had another possible sighting in fields along the A1307 Horseheath/Thurlow areas. We are obviously investigating this as fits in with other sightings in a similar area. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all that are still holding Ozzy in their hearts and keeping a look out for him and reporting these sightings.
I know I'm asking a lot but if anyone is able to print this image off as a poster and post them in this area asap particularly around the horseheath/haverhill/thurlow area that would be amazing, especially if they were laminated or put in a waterproof sleeve. We will be getting a new run off of posters but need something out now.
We are looking at all options and are conscious that after all this time he also may also have been picked up hence we are now offering a reward to anyone who may have information relating to him and his whereabouts. I stress that this info must be genuine as i will require proof from anyone who says they have him or know where he is as i have had enough threatening and sick calls from people just after the money to last a lifetime! I promise full confidentiality on all calls as only interested in getting my boy home.
Please as usual share this post as far and wide as you can across the UK, he could be anywhere but the only place he belongs is back on the sofa with me. I am convinced he is still out there, alive, somewhere and would give anything to have him home for Christmas !
https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/permalink/1109229666554357/
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Owner has been advised of Scam callers.
Vizslamum
🀞xxx
DogLostJayne - Admin
Further alerts sent.
DogLostOwl
Please may we have alerts to CO3 and CO6 as a similar dog has been sighted near Marks Tey on a layby of A2. Also another possible sighting reported in local group. Have advised to put in Found section as Sighted Only. No one knows whether this is Ozzy or not. It is about 40 miles from where he went missing so quite possible, but this dog needs bringing in whether Ozzy or not.
Vizslamum
You are definitely not wasting anyone’s time. God forbid, if it was me or any other owner who loved their dogs, we would all never stop searching, hoping and praying. Wishing you all the best and fingers crossed that the information you need to help you find your beautiful boy comes soon. xxx
Dachs4ever
You're not wasting your time. You love Ozzy and Ozzy loves you. Keep going and I do hope he comes home soon. Thinking of you both.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Ozzy has been missing for a year, please re-share to help him home x
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy's owner......
One year ago today our nightmare began and Ozzy went missing. 😒😒Despite people telling me I am wasting my time now we are still getting possible sightings in the area so will never give up on him or lose hope!
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help, love and support and of course a special mention to the amazing Ozzy team- without you I don’t know what i would have done ❀️❀️❀️
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Bumped Ozzy's post on our National FB Group x
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 5 SEPTEMBER (taken from Ozzy's facebook group)
It is coming up to a year since dear Ozzy went missing. We have had no confirmed sightings since March, but we will always hope and pray that he is still out there.
All sightings have been in the CB8 & CB21 areas so we would ask you to remain vigilant and report any possible sightings or activity. Until we get ‘that’ sighting leading us to a confirmed tracking, we can only wait and hope.
Please... lovely people of CB8 & CB21… continue to be our eyes and voice on the ground: let everyone know he is could still out there, and let us know immediately if you see anything that could lead us to him….
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 28 JULY (taken from his Facebook group)

Whilst we have been quiet on social media, behind the scenes Ozzy’s team have been responding to every possible sighting, working with local volunteers and discussing options and strategies with our tracking leads. Sadly, none of this effort has led us to Ozzy yet.

With his golden colouring and knee-height size, the summer presents perfect hiding opportunities for him, with long crops and grass, and abundant hedgerows and woods. However – now that harvest has started, he may be ‘flushed’ out of his usual hiding places, so we urge all those in the CB8 and CB21 areas to keep their eyes peeled.

Despite being missing for 10 months now, we know he was alive and well in late March, so he made it through a harsh winter. If his heart treatment were to have failed, his vet assures us it would have within the first few months, so Ozzy has also overcome that. Therefore, we have no reason or evidence to believe he is not still out there.

Please keep sharing, praying, and remain vigilant throughout CB8 and CB21 – we are still waiting for that one sighting that will allow us to bring him home 🧑
Vizslamum
It’s been a while since this beautiful boy was seen. Hoping he is found safe and soon. I cannot imagine what his family is going through. xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 20TH JUNE (taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group)

It is coming up to 9 months since dear Ozzy went missing.
We know he made it through a tough winter, as our last confirmed sighting was in March, 3 months ago. We know he has become an expert at concealment, due to the drop in sightings. We know he is more than capable of catching and foraging his own food, given his condition in March.

Ozzy’s vet reassures us that if the stent in his heart were to fail, it would have been in the first few months. So we know that Ozzy has also overcome that challenge.

What we don’t know, is where he is currently living and hiding. We do believe he is still in CB8 & CB21 areas, as it has everything he needs - rural space, shelter, food and water. Until we get ‘that’ sighting leading us to a confirmed tracking, we can only wait and hope.

Please... lovely people of CB8 & CB21… continue to be our eyes and voice on the ground: let everyone know he is still out there, and let us know immediately if you see anything that could lead us to him…. πŸ™
Louise
Has there been any sightings of Ozzy at all please?
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Christine, Ozzy’s owner...
Thirty three weeks ago tonight my beautiful Ozzy ran off scared out of his mind ! You have been so amazing surviving as you have out there on your own but now it really is time to come home sweetheart - my heart is broken and every day a struggle without you here safe. Please everyone any possible sighting even if not sure might be the one that brings him home ❀️❀️❀️
https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/permalink/992399691570689/
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 27 MAY 2021 (taken from Ozzy's facebook group)
Apologies for the lack of updates over the last few weeks. With the setback in March regarding refusal of access to key areas, it has been a very frustrating and difficult time for Christine, Rick and Ozzy’s admin team. But – there is still much activity behind the scenes and on the ground in CB21 and CB8.
We believe the lack of recent sightings are due to Ozzy keeping clear of humans, and with the spring growth of foliage and crops, he has plenty of natural camouflage.
Our message to our local supporters remains clear – please keep vigilant and contact us immediately with any possible sightings, and alert us to posts online about loose dogs or reports of unusual activity in outbuildings or gardens. Please also help us with awareness – let your neighbours, friends and family know that Ozzy is still out there.
Thank you for you continued prayers and well wishes 🧑
https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/permalink/987574672053191
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 28 APRIL

It is now 7 weeks since our last confirmed sighting of Ozzy, and we are therefore very concerned for his welfare. That last confirmed sighting was on Sunday 14 March, just 5km from where he went missing in Six Mile Bottom. We have been able to rule out subsequent possible sightings since 14 March, and have had absolutely no possible sightings for 4 weeks now.



We are prohibited to access the confirmed sighting location ourselves due to an uncooperative landowner – we have written to their legal representative but no response has been received yet. Ozzy could either still be at this location, or could have been scared off and taken refuge nearby.



So all we can do whilst we wait, is to ask you to share this post for continued awareness, and, if you are local to CB21, please look in undergrowth, wooded areas and ditches whilst walking the public footpaths and bridleways for signs of Ozzy. Please report anything that you think may be connected to him, immediately, to the number below.



Thank you πŸ™
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy's group.....
UPDATE: Tuesday 13th April
Hello to all you lovely people in Ozzy’s Army,
Time for a further update on where we are in the search.
We’ve had a challenging few weeks, as you have probably already gathered, and today we’ve got to report that we’re fairly confident that Ozzy has been scared off the land where we saw him a short while ago and hoped to be able to get in and capture him.
In the long run this is probably no bad thing as disappointingly we cannot get access to that land any more other than by walking public footpaths across it so we’re not entirely downhearted about him moving on as that was going to make things very difficult if he stayed put there.
The downside to this is it does put us somewhat on the back foot. We need to track him down again and we’re already following up on potential leads but we need more eyes and more potential sightings reported to be able to get into a good position for the capture team to come in.
So that’s where you all come in once more. We need to find this lovely boy for Chris and Rick and they need your support and your vigilance on the ground.
PLEASE, IF YOU’RE IN THE CB8/CB21 AREA:
Put the number into your phone
Download the WhatThreeWords app so you can give us an accurate location
Keep your eyes peeled
Call immediately if you think you may have seen him
Note his location, direction and behaviour
Don’t call, chase or attempt to catch him
AND WHEREVER YOU ARE PLEASE:
Help us raise awareness on social media
Share this post into groups in and around the area
Tell people that Ozzy is still about and what to do if they see him
Remember, the quicker we get reports the better chance we have of finding him
Thank you so much for still being here, still supporting and still lifting the whole team who are working away behind the scenes to find Ozzy. You are such a vital part of this whole endeavour and we’re forever grateful. Thank you.
Much love from Team Ozzy and from his family xxx https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/permalink/958424748301517
Veronica
Keep up the good work Team Ozzy. You'll definitely succeed.

I was minded of the missing collie, Queen https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=162236

She was missing for a shorter time but was managing very well "in the wild" and the owner was almost resigned to supporting her in her new, chosen life..... then they caught her.

As they say, it'll all be alright in the end and if it isn't alright, it's not the end yet.

DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group

EASTER UPDATE: TUESDAY 30 MARCH
Hello all. Well, who’d have thought we’d still be here? Still looking for our boy and still doing our best, all of us in Ozzy world, to keep Chris and Rick’s spirits together through all of this? Not me, I admit.

So we hope you’re all well and keeping safe, and that you’re looking forward to a few days of sunshine and to Easter. This is a super busy time for Christine as many of you will have guessed and it should be one of hope. Now, speaking honestly, it’s been testing, and communicating all the challenges is hard because we can’t always give too much detail.

This week has definitely been one of the hardest times the team has had. He’s out there, we know he is. He was seen, clearly, and we thought we could recover him but sadly it didn’t quite work out and then we’ve had some barriers thrown in our way. But we shall overcome! And so we find ourselves picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves down, and starting over, to get to that critical point again.

Believe me, Ozzy’s team is incredible. The people involved (some of whom only met Chris since all this started) are enough to renew your faith in humankind. However, as always, there are those who rejoice in getting in the way and causing as much pain and distress as they can. There are prank calls and obscenities, kids claiming Ozzy is dead, people saying they have him and will kill him; and then the more mundane and boring types who think casting aspersions against good people and attempting to make their lives harder is justifiable; those who troll or make false accusations, those whose self-serving and unkind attitudes are just a roadblock to the strides we are making and will go on making forward to recovering Ozzy.

This is all not worth one iota of Christine’s precious time, energy, resources and spirit, or anyone else’s on this team or in this group, but I wanted to share some of the trials and tribulations so that I can ask you for a huge lift please. It’s been a hard couple of weeks and what we need is some real Easter and spring spirit: hope, renewal and a fresh start.
We promise we are going to bring Ozzy home. We will not be diverted or distracted from this. We know you’re behind us all the way and that the many many people who know Christine and Rick or have met them since September, know they have met special people, people that genuinely give to and serve others in their lives, and they’ve rescued so many dogs from lives of misery and pain. Their calling and essential goodness is clear to all who know them.

They, and we, need your support, your hope, your fresh energy to help with sightings. Some things are making our watches harder at this time, we can’t have eyes in all the places we need them, so we’re asking you for yours. And we know you know what to do.

SEE HIM – SNAP HIM – SEND IT. CALL ANYTIME.
REPORT POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS AND SPREAD THE WORD.

They say the darkest hours are just before dawn. Please, send your love and good thoughts this way, especially to Chris and Rick, and as lockdown eases, please keep eyes open around the area – still within a five mile or so radius of Six Mile Bottom – to help us turn a tough moment to victory.

Enjoy the sunshine and keep your eyes open for a beautiful ginger Cyprus sun dog, soaking up the rays somewhere near you.

Thank you, thank you and much love to all.
Vizslamum
Hoping and praying Ozzy is home soon, where he belongs. xxx
DogLostJayne - Admin
Thank you for update Helen.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 23 MARCH 2021(Taken from Ozzy's facebook group)
We received a very credible sighting last week which we acted upon promptly, but frustratingly have not spotted our boy on the strategically placed trail cameras in that location since. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t still in that area and we are hoping he will make another appearance in a matter of time.
That is why sightings, no matter how uncertain you may be whether it’s Ozzy or not, are so important!
He is still in the CB8 and CB21 areas. We know it is frustrating that we can’t tell you exactly where, but we cannot risk additional footfall or ‘new smells’ in his ‘safe’ locations. One strange activity or new suspicious smell could be all it takes to make him move on and divert from his usual routes. Most of our sightings have been reported from dog walkers/walkers on their usual daily stroll, or by motorists catching a glimpse in fields.
So please, remain vigilant and report any possible sighting immediately to help us build the picture of his routes and schedule.
Thank you all for your continued love and support.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
OZZY UPDATE 16 MARCH

This weekend marked six months since Ozzy went missing one dreadful night in September. Since then we have amassed an army of fabulous local volunteers, a huge and loyal social media following, an experienced and knowledgeable track/capture group, and a crack admin team who have not relented in their mission to get Ozzy home to his parents, Christine and Rick.

Against all odds, we had *two* confirmed sightings of Ozzy the weekend of 6 & 7 March. Since then, we apologise for the ‘radio silence’, but we have focused every breath we have into that area. Ozzy has not made it easy for us, choosing to stay in a very remote and inaccessible area of CB21, so his capture will be very difficult, but we will not rest until we have him home.

There’s every chance that he will pop out to explore other nearby areas, so we urge you to please continue being vigilant whilst out around CB21 and CB8 areas, and report any sightings immediately.

Thank you for your continued good wishes, positive thoughts and sharing of his posts across Facebook🧑
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group..

OZZY UPDATE 24 FEBRUARY
It has now been 2 weeks since our last confirmed sighting of Ozzy in the CB21 area. He was described as looking 'well' which is very comforting to know given that he has now been fending for himself for five months!
Please can you continue to be vigilant when out on your daily exercise - especially now the weather is warmer and the sun is out - our Ozzy is a Mediterranean boy and may be taking the opportunity for some sun worshiping in a quiet spot!
If you see him, remember to not approach, call or chase him - just keep calm and quiet and call 07494 870701 immediately, noting the exact location and his activity.

Thank you all for the continued good wishes, positive thoughts and sharing of his posts across Facebook - these posts are what leads us to sightings - so keep going 😊
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Ozzy is featured in Your Dog Magazine today, hopefully this will bring some long awaited news x
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy's facebook group....
Ozzy’s team’s ability to act very much depends on the quality of information that is given for a sighting. If we can’t ascertain an exact location, time, description and get valuable ‘first hand’ information, we can loose much time in guess work and assumptions.
Thanks to the number of sightings we have received, Ozzy’s team are now well versed on asking the key questions and requesting the vital information that could rule out a ‘wandering’ neighbourhood dog or an abandoned hare coursing lurcher. If it is the latter, we will obviously still do our best to help.
So, if you are lucky enough to spot our boy –** please read below to see what we will ask of you** . As you can imagine, every second counts, and when sighted, the adrenaline and excitement can override the most calm of minds! If you can provide any of the following details, you would be helping us very much:
Take a photo and/or video of the dog
Take a 360 video of the location
Send both to 07494 870701
Call 07494 870701 immediately (Ozzy’s owner)
Provide exact location (What3Words is best)
Give direction of travel
Describe activity (stalking, running, walking)
Describe the terrain (open fields, woodland, outbuildings)
Provide details on best access to location (Footpath/bridleway/open fields etc)
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10157647867856922&set=gm.917829909027668
Vizslamum
Good luck to all of the team helping to find Ozzy. Keeping everything crossed this gorgeous boy is back where he belongs soon. xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy's group....We are getting a steady stream of possible sightings now which are beginning to provide us with a good idea of Ozzy’s regular route and tracks. The last one was yesterday, so the next one will be really important to confirm our thoughts.
So this is an ongoing plea to keep your eyes open please - we need these sightings so we can get in front of him and prepare to bring him home.
Vizslamum
Hoping and praying that Ozzie is found safe and soon. Good luck to all the team. Let’s get this beautiful boy home for a well deserved rest. xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s Facebook group..

OZZY UPDATE THURSDAY 21 JANUARY

Our latest ‘possible’ sighting of Ozzy was this Monday, slightly outside of previous locations. It may well be that last week’s Sonic Boom from RAF Lakenheath unsettled his usual route of travel, and we never discount any sighting.

Christine travelled down yesterday and with our local team, set up new monitoring stations and we are now eagerly and optimistically awaiting a repeat appearance from him.

Elsewhere across CB8 and CB21, we continue to monitor other known locations, and are grateful for you all to continue keeping an eye out for him during your daily exercise.

So please continue your vigilance – both online and in person. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve seen or heard something that could be Ozzy.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Sadly not Ozzy Bookie....
Bookie
K9 Search UK website shows Vizsla found is now reunited. Was it Ozzy? So want it to be him!x
CatLadie
K9 Search UK FOUND Dog Alerts - West Midlands ONLY
1tSlgponsorinehd ·
5315
FOUND in Old Oscott Hill, Great Barr, B44 on 12.01.21
Vizsla, gender withheld, brown, short smooth coat, full tail
SCANNED - YES, microchip found, unable to contact owner
COLLAR - YES, but no tag
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP WILL BE REQUIRED TO RECLAIM
CONTACT K9 Search UK on 07988 433187, email alerts@k9searchuk.com or message us via page messenger
Mr Fox
Please check on Facebook under K9Search UK Found dog alerts. Vizsla found 12/02/21.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy's facebook group....
OZZY UPDATE: 7 JANUARY, WEEK 16
Not quite a ‘Happy New Year’ as Ozzy is not yet home, but we continue into 2021 with optimism that he soon will be. Lockdown has brought us more reported sightings thanks to people taking to the countryside to exercise, and although none this year have been ‘confirmed’, they have fitted with what we do know and were from credible sources.
So please – continue to stay vigilant when out in the CB8 and CB21 areas. Report any possible sightings immediately. Notify us of anything ‘unusual’ that may be related to a stray or lost animal. Share this post with all friends, family and groups in the CB8 and CB21 areas.
Thank you all for your continued support – together we will get him home.🐾
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
If you are on Twitter please RT for Ozzy
https://mobile.twitter.com/SarahP2311/status/1346072387452854273
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Update Monday 28th December
Good morning everyone. A call for help please.
There’ve been sightings in Haverhill and we need your eyes and ears and help postering.
1. On Boxing Day a dog similar to Ozzy was seen in Betony Drive heading towards the field/roundabout to the south.
2. A dog that looks a lot like Ozzy was dumped from a large white van by Newt Pond, by the rugby club near the Parkway estate about 4pm yesterday.
So what help do we need:
Be alert for sightings. There are possibly two dogs loose in Haverhill. Get pictures if you can and call immediately.
Also if you can help poster in Haverhill please let Ozzy's facebook group know. It’s a big place we know so we could really do with additional people on this front.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Unknown
Thanks Helen
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Yes, feeding stations and cameras are set up in the area where Ozzy is, hopefully once Ozzy is feeding regularly traps can be set...
Unknown
Has a feeding trap been set up?. or/and does anyone own a Tracker dog who could help find Ozzy?
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group...
UPDATE DECEMBER 23 (WEEK 13)

We know you were as delighted as we were last week when we received another confirmed sighting of Ozzy, proving that he is alive and well. We were all so hoping he’d be home for Christmas, but despite several more ‘strong’ sightings, Christine and Rick are still without their boy.

Ozzy’s Local Army are doing a fantastic job in responding to any reports, potential sightings, replacing posters and raising awareness, supported by all of you here in sharing his posts to keep him in the public eye.

Christine and Rick are appealing to you all to keep up the momentum over the holidays and call in potential sightings quickly – Team Ozzy will be staying alert and hoping that we will have our boy home very soon now.

Thank you for your continued love and support – we send you love and hugs and wish you all the best for Christmas and the new yearπŸ§‘πŸΎπŸ€žπŸŽ„
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s owner Christine...
Our boy is still out there and we are working with a wonderful capture team on bringing him home but need everyone to keep sharing and keeping him in peoples minds please. Christmas is cancelled in our house until we have him home safe and sound as you can imagine.
But what I do have to say is a special huge thank you to the wonderful admin team and Ozzy’s army who keep us going, raise us up when we are in dark places and work tirelessly to ensure we bring him home safe and sound. I couldn’t get through this without all their love and support but also all the love and support that is always here on his page! Thank you all so much xx
Bo
I hope that’s true based on clear imagery - I truly do.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER
Following on from our post earlier this week, the one with the news that it has been confirmed again that Ozzy is alive and well, we want to share some of the behind the scenes work that is ongoing to try and pinpoint his specific safe spots, particularly in the CB8 and CB21 areas.
EVERY possible sighting that comes in, is followed up.
Things then get even more fast paced when we realise that the sighting is genuine and confirmed, courtesy of our brilliant tracker dog.
Food stations, scented items and cameras are set up and watched 24/7. Drone images are taken of all surrounding areas.
Sounds exciting doesn’t it?...
Reality is right now it involves copious amounts of mud and stinky food! πŸ˜‰.
However, THIS is the point where things become crucial, it is so important that we all remember that Ozzy has not only been roaming out there for 12 weeks but SURVIVING out there also.
He will NOT respond well to being chased or attempts to catch him; in fact, doing that would completely undo our hard work to date.
So, we wanted to repeat something we have mentioned a few times, WHAT TO DO if you see a loose dog, not just Ozzy… And trust us, we know it goes against every instinct BUT we also know from experience that it works!
Information is on the poster below along with our usual poster with phone number.
Please get sharing, it’s time our little fugitive came home! 😊
Laura L
I have been logging in most days to check on any news about Ozzie! I do hope you all get some good news soon.
I had a Vizsla called Chester years ago and I know how sensitive and loving this breed is! I hope you get him home soon xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
CONFIRMED SIGHTING OF OZZY.

OZZY UPDATE MONDAY 14 DECEMBER
Thanks to the persistence of you all sharing, leafleting and postering all over CB8 and CB21 areas, we have now had a further confirmed sighting of our boy 🧑
But! It is now more important than ever that we don't scare him off - we have to treat him like a wild animal - a fox - that will be wary and scared of us humans.
So please - if you see him - photograph him and call Christine IMMEDIATELY - no matter how uncertain you may be... every sighting counts.. yours could be THE ONE 🐾
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s Facebook group...
UPDATE THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER

Our last confirmed sighting of Ozzy was just a few weeks ago, not far from Six Mile Bottom, CB8/CB21. Last week we had multiple possible sightings of him in the same area .
We know, thanks to our ‘intel’, that he is alive and well.
Please help spread the word - he is still out there!
🐾 Keep those posters up!
🐾 Keep sharing his photo and phone number!
🐾 Keep looking out for him!
The next sighting may just be ‘the one’ that leads us to him 🀞
Vizslamum
Keeping everything crossed for good news soon. xxx
sheltielover
Good luck, I hope he is home soon.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s Facebook group...

Ozzy update Thursday 3rd December, week 10

We had a very ‘strong’ possible sighting yesterday – no photos but multiple witnesses, and also in a relevant location – so once again we know he is alive, well and out there!

It was very unusual for him to be out in ‘public’, so we think that with the colder weather, he isn’t having so much fun now and is probably looking for somewhere more like home. So this is it! We need everyone on ‘high alert’! Obviously we can’t disclose the locations of the sightings, as he has previously been ‘flushed out’ by well-meaning searchers. When we get the next sighting, we can quickly deploy the experts with cameras, drones and trackers.

How to help:
Please share this post to all local Facebook groups in the CB8 & CB21 areas; if you are in or near those postcodes please print the image and stick it in your car window, on your front door, on your wheelie bins, on your gate! Save and email the image to local village groups, community teams, local businesses. Tell everyone you meet that he is out there!

What to do if you see him:
He will run off if approached, so please do not call or chase him. If you are lucky enough to spot him – please keep still and quiet, get a photo, and contact his Mum, Christine, on the number on the poster - any time of the day or night.

Not long now Ozzy!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group....

Ozzy update Thursday 26 November

Last weekend we had a ‘possible sighting’ of Ozzy called in by 3 different people. All had seen, at close range, a dog matching Ozzy’s description, feasting on a deer. We received these reports in good time, so quickly dispatched our team to the scene.

One man who called the sighting in said he had stopped with another local, who took a photo of the dog, and she left the scene saying she would ‘post it online’. So we put our ‘online army’ to work scanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc for this elusive photo 24 x 7. On the ground, Chris and the team spent many wet and tiring hours carefully and quietly setting cameras and feeding stations.

Yesterday, we finally received the photo… and it wasn’t Ozzy ☹ Certainly a similar colour, but not our boy. Very frustrating and upsetting for Christine and the team after such initial hope, but had we received that photo, taken 4 days before, immediately, we would not have shifted our focus and efforts to that location.

Whilst we do not discount any possible sighting, we pray for ‘confirmed’ sightings – which can only be via a photo of Ozzy positively identified by Christine. So please – spread the word – if you SEE him, SNAP him … get the photo that Christine is dreaming of.

P.S: Of course the team will actively find the sighted dog (a lurcher) and do what we can to get him home too.
Fly
Thinking laterally, what if..he is well, but out of the county and picked up by a passing motorist etc? maybe even weeks ago might it be possible to have some massive posters near junctions?? to jog memories?
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s Facebook group...
Throwback Thursday!

A reminder to all of our lovely boy’s friends and fans that Ozzy is still missing near Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire. Today, we’re returning to this appeal for you and for you to share.

So if you regularly travel, walk, exercise or ride within roughly a 5m radius of DWR at Six Mile Bottom please keep your eyes peeled.

Be ready with your camera and the phone number and make a note of his location and direction of travel.

Keep the faith everyone, he’s out there. Time to go home gorgeous boy.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and help.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Ozzy update Thursday 12 November
The team are continuing to monitor the areas where possible Ozzy sightings have been over the last week , and continue with online awareness and local postering efforts. Thank you to everyone who is helping to keep Ozzy in the public eye virtually and physically.
Whilst it is most likely that Ozzy is using his natural instincts to fend for himself, we cannot discount the possibility that he may have been picked up and is being looked after by someone. Whether intentionally or innocently, someone may have seen Ozzy as a stray and is now giving him shelter and food.
So – as well as keeping an eye out for him online, could we please ask you all to pay attention in your local area to signs that Ozzy may be living nearby this weekend? Perhaps you’ve got villagers who are ‘off the radar’; elderly folks who are not on social media; or good-intentioned neighbours who think they’re helping him by keeping him safe?

Keep your eyes open to all possibilities πŸ‘€
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group..
Evening of Monday 9th November
Ozzy is still out there and we’re beginning to get reports more quickly now. This is exactly what’s needed now. Please keep sharing. The next sighting might be our boy. Let’s get Ozzy home to Christine and Rick now.
Sedge
Yes never give up hope, we had one stolen but got her back three months later. The next call could be the one. Xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE from Christine (Ozzy’s owner)
6th of November
Hi everyone - it’s been a busy day as had a couple of possible sightings. We still can’t confirm it was Ozzy due to no photo plus it took forever to get hold of the people who reported the sighting as they had posted in a fb group that we weren’t members of.

So a plea please that would help greatly - if you see a post about a dog who could be Ozzy if possible please ask for a contact number ASAP from the person who saw the dog and pass to me ? This could save us hours trying to track them down (and frustration lol).

Also it’s now 6 weeks and we cannot rule out the possibility that someone has picked him up or feeding him. If you know of older couples/persons/loners who live rural with possible outbuildings or who wouldn’t have internet or ability to know about Ozzy in your area can you just let them know? Our tracker lady tells the story of looking for a lost dog for ages and someone went and gave a poster to an old man living on his own just so he was aware. His reply, ‘oh him, he’s round the back, I’ve been feeding him for days!’

Not losing hope !!! Let’s get him home xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Christine, Ozzy’s owner...
Thank you to all for all your help so far and those who have offered to help with one last postering push this Tuesday before lockdown. Your support and love has been amazing and has kept us going.

Some one messsged me this morning who said that people on the group had given up hope and lost interest now, which I’m sure isnt the case as we are not losing hope and know he is out there still and will bring him home safe and well!!!

A lot has gone in behind the scenes including the tracker team checking particular areas just in case. We are following up every possible sighting which takes a lot of time but still we can’t confirm any due to lack of photo etc. Since Ozzy escaped i am aghast at how many loose dogs there are out there so it is essential we get real time reports with photo if possible. We still have cameras and food stations at key places too hoping he stops being camera shy.

We know lockdown is coming but what we hope is that people will be out walking more and see him and report it which is why we need to do this last push.

If you can join us I look forward to seeing you at 11am tomoro at DWr. Please let us know if you can help.

Thank you all so much - let’s keep going and get my beloved Ozzy home safe and well with his gang xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group...
SUNDAY SHOUT OUT! FOR TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

Skidding in ahead of the coming lockdown, we’re organising a speedy (and Covid safe) effort to poster ready for the increased number of people who may well be out walking and cycling in the area.

We need volunteers with vehicles please so that we can do lay bys and places between the villages and ensure all these visitors cannot fail to know about our boy and what to do if they see him.

Ozzy’s mum, Christine Goldsmith, aided by Vicki and Debbie, will be dashing down on TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER and meeting at DWR (11am but will return during the day so that more people can get involved) and then allocating mapped areas to give this one last big push before restrictions come in.

If you can join Chris please let us know below - we’re hoping both locals and friends from further away might be willing to help at this crucial moment. DWR are going to laminate loads of posters ready for us so let’s do this for Ozzy, and make sure nobody is unaware of him.

Are you in, Ozzy friends?
DogLostJayne - Admin
Well done team ozzy!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE: Friday 30th October
Wow, what a week, it's been a busy one for Team Ozzy and we thought you'd appreciate an update on the stuff going on behind the scenes.
• We've also had the flyer go out this week to 4000 homes in the area. It's great that so many of you spotted it and let us know. Thanks to all the team involved in the design and organisation of that.
• We have our fabulous Ozzy banners in various key spots now and will move them depending on where they might do most good.
• Posters are being laminated and replaced all over the area at the moment by Ozzy's Army so huge props to them again for carrying on in this rather less pleasant weather.
• We've had Wheelie Bin Wednesday and hopefully now your streets are peppered with Ozzies when your bins go out, and they're appearing in more windows and cars too. Thank you to everyone who's made that effort.
All this work by everyone in Ozzy's big fan club is beginning to pay off. We're getting sightings coming in. Inevitably some are late, uncertain or turn out not to be him but it will happen now that the calls are coming.
Just remember, don't hesitate, any time of night or day, call the number and report location and direction of travel, use What3Words if you can, and get a photo if you can.
From Chris, Rick, his fur family and all of us. We can do none of this without YOU so please don't give up. Keep the faith, hold onto hope: we are going to find our boy and get him home to his loving family.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. xxx https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
ANOTHER CALL FOR HELP! FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER.
We're looking for friends further afield this time to help us as a little team of people watching and interacting with nationwide sites where lost and found dogs might be reported.
We're thinking of you Vizsla and Cyprus Rescue friends, and friends of Chris and Rick from all over. Doesn't matter where you are based, this is a totally online thing.
We'll share this in Vizsla and Rescue groups and when people comment below we'll form a little team and get organised and coordinated so you can get help and support and a place to feed back.
All you need is a little bit of time and lots of love for Ozzy and to want to help his mum and dad. We know there are loads of you, now is your moment.
Please join Ozzy's facebook group if you can help at all...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/
DogLostOwl
There is a flyer about him in every copy of the Newmarket Journal today.
missy
If there are no confirmed sightings, how do you know he is in that area
Fly
I'm sure that behind the scene you (experts in different areas) are following many different plans and pursuits to try to find Ozzy without scaring him. I'm certain I'm not alone in wondering what places have been monitored and checked as there have been so many helpers. I just wonder if some private reclusive person who does not do comnputers, a country person, may be looking after him, or perhaps he is keeping to waterways by night? one dog we found in the past had been living feral in a wood after the campers had left and survived to be happily rehomed - I know so many people are doing the sensible thing and trying not to scare him, just wish he could be found safe very soon.
Bo
Still no confirmed sightings after 24 days. Poor dog.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE: EVENING OF SUNDAY 18th OCT (taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group)

Hello everyone,

Firstly a huge thank you for just still being here with us. We’ve had a challenging week in the admin group with lots of us having a bunch of other pressures and commitments - both family and work related so apologies for keeping you waiting for our regular updates.

Sadly our poor boy is still flipping out there and still evading us. It’s incredibly hard on those who love and miss him as I am sure you will all appreciate and we need to keep hoping and working to get him home to Chris and Rick and his furry siblings.

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• So we’re sending huge love to them and they to you this Sunday evening. Thank you for being here, for supporting them and for helping us keep the group positive. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Firstly and most importantly we need sightings and swiftly reported ones. Tough as it is if they are not Ozzy despite raising our hopes, they are the only way we can focus more intense activity to find and capture him.

So we’ve put up lovely new banners this week.

We’ve had your help again in replacing old posters and in trying to get new areas flooded with them. You’ve all attached them to your wheelie bins so we should see those in streets this week. Hopefully you have them in cars and in windows too. Please take them with you on walks and put them up in more remote places, car parks, gates and stiles, etc.

We’re going to get some larger ones done and start postering roads and junctions between the villages now to help reach those travelling through, and bus companies etc are also responding positively.

We’re still in touch with the dog warden, highways, network rail etc. All the basics are being covered. We had good news when the search and rescue people came in with ropes and climbing gear to cover some really deep and hard to reach areas of embankment near the fast roads to ensure the worst had not happened.

The track and trap team and Les with the drone are still following up and reviewing every possible option.

There are still supplies at DWR of posters, leaflets and plastic covers and fixings so please do pick some up if you see a place that isn’t covered. We will crack on behind the scenes with covering social media in new and possible areas as needed and give you a heads up if you can get involved or help in any way.

Again, thank you. We hope you’ve had a peaceful Sunday and you’re well and keeping safe yourselves. Please keep the love and support coming for Rick and Chris who need your good wishes and uplifting thoughts now more than ever.

Team Ozzy xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE from Ozzy's owner (15th Oct)
So today Rick and his brother are out postering and putting banners up on A1101 and we are also working on a couple of possible sightings, not confirmed, plus believe it or not some strange dog poo in an unusual place !!!

So don’t forget it’s not just sightings we need, although desperate for them, it’s anything unusual that could mean that he’s held up in an area.
Also we’ve had a lot of rain so if anyone has time it’s worth checking posters all still in place and in peoples faces! If you walk somewhere or drive and don’t see a poster we would love you to put one up? Quiet roads/footpaths all good places but please do not put yourself or anyone else at risk!!!!!

We need to make sure that through the power of social media and your amazing help that there isn’t a person out there that doesn’t know about our boy in case they are the one person he pops out on.
I’ve said it before but we are overwhelmed by everyone’s help, love and support and know it’s only a matter of time before he’s home curled up with us, it’s what keeps us going.

Thank you all so much - we are indebted to you all forever!!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Media coverage for Ozzy...
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/missing-vizsla-ozzy-cambridgeshire-dog-19093650?fbclid=IwAR3M5lE7jvnn_O9iCFE35ZCdjlHnFcygK9RM_nzM0AE86m3Kudg7xy1eTOg
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE FROM OZZY’S GROUP...(13th Oct)
Hi all, it's Tag him Tuesday! Download What3Words today!

So to keep you up to date on where we are with our Ozzy. After the initial sightings/scentings, he was scared off from where we believe he was hiding. We are following up all leads that come in but are not losing sight of the fact he may still be very close to Six Mile Bottom or may loop back as they often do.

We have cameras and food out for him and a track and capture team advising on every move we make. We're using a K9 tracking dog, drones, and keeping searches very low key in order not to push him further away.

We've done all the basics - police, highways, network rail, vets, the dog wardens, and zillions of local businesses, organisations, landowners, etc. and of course social media groups with the help of you all. There are posters all over the area, covering more than a hundred villages and towns, we've got banners arriving to add to those and be visible to motorists. The vet practice has done and continues to support and help every step.

I'm sure there will be tons I am forgetting and I'll pop back and add to this list as you remind me but the amount of work that the generous local people of Ozzy's Army and you all in the wider online world have given through sheer kindness of your hearts is truly moving. We know you all want him home (nearly) as much as Christine Goldsmith does.

We think he's keeping very rural, away from people. We need you to pop posters in plastic covers on any walks you use in the area. Any handy place that other dog walkers, cyclists and riders might see. Also please keep an eye on the ones in your villages and let us know if they need replacing. There are supplies at DWR and volunteers to help if needed.

Because need fresh sightings! This is now the lifeblood of the search. We can't fingertip search the whole of East Anglia, we need to follow these leads and clues and ensure we don't miss any now.

So today:

• Download What3Words

• Put the number in your phone

• Keep quiet and distant but take a pic if you can

• Send it to us as fast as possible any time of the night or day.

As always, thank you, thank you.

ps. Wherever you are you can keep Chris and Rick's spirits lifted by holding positive thoughts for their boy in your mind and if you're inclined, you can join those who spend a moment at each quarter of the clock - 3, 6, 9 and 12 - when they happen to be awake or free to do so to look at a photo or video and then visualise a happy reunion. We'll take any and all help we can so pray, hope, cross your fingers, wish on stars, and visualise as strongly as you can... let's get Ozzy home.
Bo
Still no confirmed sightings... yet no one actively searching apparently. If he is laid up somewhere waiting to be found, doesn’t bare thinking about.
Fly
First of all, what a fantastic job everyone is doing and so many angles covered with experts, just a thought - a long time ago my sister's dog went missing (following being scared) weeks went by, posters etc then out of the blue someone mentioned a 'new dog' a certain (slightly eccentric), elderly lady had, it turned our she lived in a cottage in a wood and did not keep up with news etc. She was reunited.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE MORNING OF WED 7TH OCTOBER (taken from Ozzy's facebook group)
Morning all
So, we’re in a funny place at the moment. Ozzy is proving to be a proper ninja and much much too good at hiding. We are desperately in need of sightings so, as those in the Ozzy’s Army local chat group will know, we’ve once again covered another area in posters but the fact is that he could be anywhere in the search area from Six Mile Bottom outwards.
The challenge is getting ahead of him if he’s on the move and staying in such rural areas but we are doing everything that can be done. So we thought it would be good to remind everyone of what has been done and what you have all contributed to and supported.
80 strong on the ground search of immediate area
Drones
Thermal drones
Tracking and scenting with a trained K9 search dog
Tracing and trapping team are involved
Cameras are monitoring any areas we think he may appear
A team waits for movement alarms on these cameras 24/7
Mapping of sightings, pattern analysis - all this goes on in the background
Postering of multiple areas
Media contacts resulting in radio and newspaper coverage
Social media campaign ongoing - and new things to come
Dog wardens, police, and network rail all contacted
Vets, shops, pubs, schools, dog walkers, gamekeepers, stables, studs... the list is endless and growing all the time.
We will keep you involved and updated. We’ll call for help whenever you can support another push. But please keep it high in everyone’s awareness.
Most most, important now, we need sightings. Verified sightings. Ideally with photographic evidence. More on that shortly. Look out for the See Me - Snap Me message.
Thank you.
Team Ozzy xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE - MORNING OF TUES 6th OCTOBER

A message from Christine Goldsmith... (Ozzy’s owner)

Day 12 and still no confirmed sighting of my precious boy. As you can imagine we are living a nightmare which we can’t wake up from at present and want to get off this rollercoaster of emotions but the only thing that will do that is to have Ozzy safely back in our arms.
We think it’s a possibility that he may be heading a North and at present we are following something up near Mildenhall so need to get more media coverage/ posters out that far for people to keep a look out for him.
It is so important to remind everyone NOT to search for him but report any sightings immediately to my number. Do not approach but if able see where he goes.
Thank you to you all - without you I don’t know where we’d be - I’m not giving up hope of having him home safe and sound.

Christine

So if you can help postering in the Mildenhall-Lakenheath area then please join Ozzy’s Facebook group for further details x
Bo
Day 11, still no confirmed sighting. I just Ozzy isn’t laid up somewhere, waiting to be found. Thoughts with the owner, family and of course, Ozzy.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE MONDAY 5th OCTOBER

Morning all

Today’s update follows on from the absolutely stunning achievements of Ozzy’s Army this weekend in adding another 100 villages to the poster coverage that we had already achieved in the immediate area. We honestly cannot thank you enough for the hard work and dedication and kindness you have and are showing, it’s wonderful.

So, tracker dog Hettie has confirmed Ozzy’s presence, the capture team are doing their bit and watching these places closely 24 hours a day. What we’re waiting for (not so patiently if truth be told - we know you feel the same) is for him to show himself. The posters tell people what to do. You know what to do if you see him out and about.

However, our focus this week is to spread the word online (more of that later, we are hatching the plans now) but one thing you can help us with right away is reporting any online or secondhand sightings you may pick up in the virtual world.

It’s really important we get these sightings or reports without delay too - any one of them could be Ozzy - so if you see a post about a dog that you think could be Ozzy, just call. Don’t PM or post about it - call us - anytime, 24/7, so that we can follow up right away.

Thank you, thank you!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
FROM Ozzy’s owner....
A quick update from me. Firstly though a time to say thank you to the wonderful Ozzy army!!! The admin team have been amazing and the poster team - well what can I say but a huge thank you!!! So many thank you’s to be made when we can all celebrate him home safe and sound.

We have had a couple of possible sightings overnight and the wonderful Teri and Kerri who have caught hundreds of dog’s in the past are on them as well as doing so much more behind the scenes. They are an amazing pair and I have every faith that they will bring Ozzy home due to their experience and expertise.

So sightings a must, but straight through to me so I can get Teri on them ASAP.

I am remaining positive due to all the wonderful people who are helping that he will be home soon back with his mum and dad and his pals and then he’s grounded for life!!!!

Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE EVENING OF FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER

Hello Team Ozzy

Thank you so much for bearing with us and supporting so stalwartly today when we’re inevitably looking back to the wee small hours of this day last week when we first learned that Ozzy had escaped. You’ve helped so much to keep everyone focused on the progress that is being made and the plans going forward that will see Ozzy reunited with Christine and Rick.

So, today Ella and Hettie came again and confirmed Ozzy’s recent presence in key locations. However we’ve had a hiccup too in that one of the places he was thought to be hiding has been searched - with all good intentions of course so no recriminations please - again it’s not our job. The reason I’m sharing it is that he’s now not visited somewhere that was a safe haven in the last day or so. This is of course exactly what we were warned of and we’re now also following the trail further away to see if that’s what’s happening.

This is why it’s so very important that we don’t get impatient and that we stick with the programme and hold off from searching unless we’re asked to do so.

We’re working on a plan to expand the area of interest and we’ve got new supplies of posters and an A5 leaflet version and we know we can call on you to help when that plan has been shaped.

So watch out again for a call for new Ozzy’s Army tasks and areas - and remember that we need to keep things local. Ideally we want to avoid adding new activity and scents in villages he may be frequenting and we know you’re on board with this.

Chris wanted to let you know that she was really cheered today by posters posters posters wherever she went. You’ve done an awesome job. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Ozzy boy, we’re coming for you. Time to hand yourself in and come home lovely lad!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
1st October - Update taken from Ozzy's facebook group.
Just a quick afternoon update, as the work towards finding our lovely Ozzy continues…
We say “OUR” because collectively we have formed the most fantastic community over the last few days, and Christine and Rick are both fueled by the passion and positivity shown by everyone right here on this group, to keep going and not be disheartened or distracted from finding their gorgeous boy.
We have a HUGE thank you to say to the poster volunteers, there are 1000 posters going up already, we can’t thank you enough.
The focus for us now is allowing the fantastic tracking, capture and drone teams that are engaged, the space and time they need to get results. That is why you will see us repeatedly urging for possible sightings to not be made public but sent immediately to Christine.
We have had several private messages regarding police, network rail and all local vets. All have been informed and are being monitored.
Now, that only leaves one more thing to say….
C’MON Ozzy… time to come out and play!
Bo
No (confirmed) sightings and no searching at the moment for a dog that’s fled immediately post op heart surgery? Isn’t it time to do a finger tip search field by field?
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy’s owner...
Just to say no more news at present. Desperately need CONFIRMED sighting of my beautiful scared boy !!!! The waiting is desperate and as you can all imagine we can’t focus on anything else or operate normally at present but just knowing you are all in this with us and all the love and supportive messages we’ve received truly helps. Some have asked what keeps us going - the truth is a picture of us Sunday afternoon, fire lit and curled up on the sofa with Ozzy home - safe and well xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE taken from Ozzy's facebook group. WED 30TH SEPT
Hello all,
A reminder that today is a day of INACTION with regards to being on the ground - letting Ozzy calm and gain confidence so we can see and find him.
Behind the scenes however is a different story. We’re monitoring all the stations and following up all possible leads.
We have the new local poster arriving tomorrow which is aimed specifically at helping people in the area know what to do if they see him. We’re organising where these need to go and the wherewithal to get them up today and will ask for help this afternoon to plan the actual campaign of postering so watch out for that please.
There is no need to print as we will have printed copies and covers available tomorrow. More on that soon.
Thank you again! C’mon Ozzy!!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Bo
Not verified sightings but similar description.
missy
Has there been any sigtings
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
SuzeeBee, there has been tracker dogs out (not Jenny) and they did pick up scent. This area is being closely monitored.
SuzeeBee
Helen, have Jenny and Tiga been contacted ? The scent is quite old now but could be a chance.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy’s Facebook group.
UPDATE EVENING OF TUESDAY 29 SEPT

Sorry for the late update everyone. We’re all a bit done in if we’re honest.

Here’s the latest update for our lovely ginger boy.

Nothing conclusive yet but it’s been a really positive day. Chris has headed home feeling much more confident that we’re getting closer to her Ozzy. We’re making some adjustments to the watch we’re holding for him and now we have to wait.

We know that’s rubbish and we don’t want to but we have to. He may just be beginning to venture out and this is the critical moment when he may be spotted and we can find the little ninja.

So, the lovely Teri is on watch. Dog mum Chris is resolved to take a little time out and give him space until we think it’s the right moment to deploy her. Sorry Chris, I’ve made you sound like a guided missile, but she will be shooting down as soon as there’s any news, but will have a little time with Rick and the rest of her slightly anxious pack tomorrow.

The key focus for the rest of us is postering again with the new reminder to SEE STOP ACT so we get any sightings reported direct to the phone numbers. Then we can deploy the right resources in the right places.

Thank you everyone for the continued support, it’s hugely appreciated. Chris sends love to all and asks for ongoing prayers. Let’s all hold that vision of him visiting the food traps and eating so we can get pretty pics of our boy.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE From Ozzy’s owner...

Okay folks. A plea direct from Christine and her lovely hubby Rick about their boy.

If you’re local please please please resist the urge to chase up this ‘brown lab type dog’ sighting yourself. It may not be Ozzy of course but we are checking it out.

But Chris really feels she cannot entrust this to anyone else. She asks directly and simply that you don’t just pop over there to look.

We know everyone in Team Ozzy will respect that. And of course if he’s in flight mode and runs, we really really don’t want any one feeling responsible for that!

We know you will share this desperation to ensure he’s not scared off if it is him. We can’t stress enough how important it is that there’s not suddenly lots of new activity around.

So we will update as soon as we can. Please keep everything crossed now but take a deep breath until we know if there is reason to get excited.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
There has been a sighting of a brown ‘Labrador’ in the area, Ozzy’s owner is aware and looking into this.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.x
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE: Mon 28 Sept (from Ozzy’s Facebook group)

Hi everyone, here’s today’s news.

Nothing to report so far from the cameras which went out last night. The setup is really good. Any movement triggers an alert to a mobile which is brilliant but they require a little adjustment in hopes of avoiding the two minute alerts for bunny rabbits tonight. Dogs only need apply please!

On the advice of capture and tracking experts, Teri and Ella, all efforts are being made to minimise disturbance around the target areas and especially near the trap.

Thermal/Infra red camera drone help from Search and Rescue have travelled to help and is just arriving now and with some orientation help from Les again hope to take advantage the cooling air of the early evening to find a hopefully a warm Ozzy hiding somewhere. And the weather is perfect for flying today so that also is really lifting our spirits.

Chris is on the ground again but will be coming and going so that she can also be with Rick and the rest of the pack who are very concerned about Mum of course. The vet team are taking turns to monitor the cameras and also replenishing the food and so on.

So, it’s a waiting game for a day or two if he is still in hiding. The hope is that when it all settles down he will gain a bit of confidence and come out and about in search of food.
AJD
I can’t post on the Facebook page, but.a thought that might help. A few years ago an old countryman helped find a missing dog by simply walking a bitch in season in the area he was thought to be. He was spayed, but didn’t matter, he appeared!
AJD
Any updates please?
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Sunday update:Taken from Ozzy's facebook group.
Hi everyone, just a few things to keep you all informed...
Firstly, we are now working with the tracker team and a canine capture team in terms of having solid expert advice on how to proceed, and we’re doing this by the book because we will not risk losing Ozzy further.
Christine has caught and rescued a lot of badly abused and stray dogs in her time in Cyprus and is very very aware of how they behave so fears that anyone will be allowed to chase him or do silly stuff are unfounded. Chris is in fact doing the hardest single thing possible and staying away so that her fear and anxiety for Ozzy don’t set him off moving away if he’s settled in the area. I know we’re all imagining how tough that is.
We’ve got a trap out, and are taking advice on how to deploy the rest of the tools of the trade that are going to help us find and recover him. The fact he’s hiding and not running is very very good. We have night vision cameras being secured and deployed and a DWR team set up to watch them and the trap around the clock.
So search is off for the foreseeable and it’s a quiet and dedicated watch to catch and recover him with really targeted actions at the right moments if other clues (and we hope sightings) arise. When he is recovered he’ll go immediately home and no risks will be taken with him managing to escape.
We really really do appreciate all the help and support and love and efforts shown and made on behalf of Ozzy. This is just to help managing the time of everyone involved and make sure that everyone gets the news as quickly as possible.
Thank you, thank you, thank you xx
Fly
Hi Following and hoping Ozzy is safely found soon, I know this may sound obvious but is there a way of using a 'scent' dog (perhaps ex police or similar) to track Ozzy.
VickiP
I am member of Christine's Admin Team helping co-ordinate efforts - does anyone have access to a (very) large trap please? We have one in location but need two more? We can arrange transport if that is a problem. Six Mile Bottom. Thank you! We are on the SAR Drone FB group but no success sourcing one so far
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE from Ozzy’s Facebook group..

UPDATE SUN 27th SEPT
Morning all, today is trapping day. The team will check our hotspots and get cracking on catching our boy. Christine has support and now the advice of specialists for capturing a dog in flight mode - remember he was a rescue in Cyprus so wary anyway.

So Team Ozzy, all of you have a hard task today - to do nothing. We’ve got to wait, stay out of the area and hope that familiar smells and food will bring him out and to us.

We hope of course that further mass searches won’t ever be needed. I’ll update you with any news as soon as I get it and Christine knows she can call on a fabulous extended group of friends if needed.

Thanks and keep praying, keep hoping and keep everything crossed for today! C’mon out Ozzy baby, please.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Media coverage for Ozzy..
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/missing-dogs-cambridgeshire-search-find-19003832?fbclid=IwAR0P7GVbFEdQOPkdzPFGPh5mNNPfPjW0IrzqfB54Fta3OKbmPQ4isDzOY3w
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Taken from Ozzy's facebook group....URGENT UPDATE
Please stop all searching. Stand down Team Ozzy! We need to keep the area clear and quiet. We have positive news from tracker and now it’s imperative that there are no more searches for him. We are now laying traps, food etc!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
UPDATE 26th of September (from Ozzy's group).....
Slightly longer post to give everyone a heads up and say a more fulsome thank you for this morning. It's incredible how many people have turned out as part of Team Ozzy and what an amazing job was done yesterday - everybody knows about him! Everyone. You are just amazing, thank you.
We're falling back to DWR to have a break, refreshments and a meeting.
A tracker dog is engaged for this afternoon and they are a crack team so we need to clear the ground and give the dog the best chance at success in finding our boy.
We are looking at pairing this with drone search as the dog may push Ozzy out into the open, and with putting out traps in places identified as hot spots.
So it all gets a little more complicated now but let's see what we can do this afternoon and get Chris her darling boy back safe.
If anyone is still out there, please be careful about trespass. We really need the local landowners, farmers, gamekeepers etc onside. The gamekeepers used night vision last night to watch for Ozzy so they've been brilliant too. And Hall Farm is off limits for the moment please so let's respect their needs too.
Thank you so so much for such sterling efforts. If you could wish him back we know you would xxx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
From Ozzy's owner.... Can I just say a huge thank you to everyone - I am overwhelmed by the offers of help and love being sent. As you can imagine we are devastated but still clinging to the hope he will be found safe and well!!!! The latest is we heard police we’re chasing a dog on A11 last night. We don’t know if it was him but but if a coincidence. The dog apparently darted into the bushes and no sign since !
We are starting to search again at 8am so if anyone is able to join us that would be amazing? I just want him back in my arms safe xxxx
Paddy
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DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Details shared to DogLost.co.uk Facebook Group X
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Media coverage for Ozzy..
https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/newmarket/news/owners-anguish-as-beloved-pet-goes-missing-from-vets-after-heart-surgery-9124339/?fbclid=IwAR1re2LN9_P0dhnuIU7X1ItSsArMgWZGlQ2jwtnhPCCTYz8xKWXdiX4xO5Y
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
**SEARCH PARTY ORGANISED**
Meeting at 0900 at Dick Whites:
Dick White Referrals
Station Farm, London Road
Six Mile Bottom
Cambridge, CB8 0UH

The search will be fully coordinated from there
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Dee, thank you for offering, it may be best to contact the owner direct to find out what areas need searching as I know people are out looking for him x
Dee
Please be found safe Ozzy.
Shared on fb to Haverhill dog owners and lost pets Haverhill.
Do you need help searching? I'm only 20 minutes away.Last edited: 2020-09-25 11:09:06 by Dee
Louise
Shared to Lost and Found Pets UK and to Sky's Angels on FB
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Facebook group for Ozzy...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/817335529077107/
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Details added to Dog Lost Cambridge Facebook group and other groups in the area.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Region altered to East Anglia.
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