Reunited: Tricolour/ Black Shetland Sheepdog Male

  • Dog ID 29644
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 06 May 2011
  • Name SPENCER
  • Gender & Breed Male Shetland Sheepdog
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Tricolour/ Black
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 06 May 2011
  • Where Lost M5 Strensham service station, Worcester, WR8 0BZ
  • Lost In Region Central
  • Lost In Post Area WR8
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07817 568341
  • Phone 2 01978 844001
  • Listed By sheltielady
  • Views 5257
  • SPENCERPoster Image
  • SPENCERExtra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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digbysmum
Spencer's story was featured tonight on Channel 4's Pet Detectives programme. Lovely ending - I hope he is now settled into his new forever home. xx
CarolineMurphy
Courtesy of InThe DogHouse (via facebook) Spencer having been found:
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af107/ratsratsrats13/229430_130949393646071_100001930333301_217097_5534323_n.jpg
Goldenfrodo
Brilliant news. Stay safe and be happy in your new home Spencer xx
CarolineMurphy
What wonderful news, am so happy for doggie and owners, will take posters down now and with a big smile on my face!! x
Beaglemum
I had to travel up the M5 to Birmingham today and therefore past Strensham services and Spencer was very much in my mind. I have only just seen the good news and it has made my day! Does anyone know where he was caught etc? Welcome home Spencer.X.
Jane
What a fab day, Spencer and our Mabel both home : )
jobadger
Wowee!! What wonderful news! Made my day - and his owners - old and new - no doubt. Well done to all concerned. xx
Maggie
What wonderful news, made everyones day! Hope he recovers well and settles in his new home. xx
Ellie
So so pleased welcome home Spencer and stay safe now. Well done all.
DogLostOwl
Thank goodness for that, and well done.
BaileyP
Fabulous news! Welcome home little Spencer! Well done to everyone involved in his capture. xx
Vizsla55
Wonderful news - so happy for his family. Stay safe sweetie xx
Mollychops
Huge thanks for everyones support and help here .Its got this lovely boy home !!
Mollychops
H eis in the vets atm, ok , a bit dehydrated though, they are on their way to collect him!!!
Shereen
What wonderful news!!!! im so peased he safe and sound....one lucky doggie!!!Wel done to all involved with his capture.Here hoping hes a good little boy in his new home and wish him and his new owners all happyness,also his old owners must be so relieved!!!!
Unknown
OMG how? is he ok? that was unexpected - great news. Liz xx
lf2000
He has been caught!!!!!!! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_171233206264160&ap=1
Julie B
What is spencers facebook page called ? Hoping that there is some goods news today. Stay safe Spencer. Julie x
Julie B
Keep checking poor Spencers page for updates. Has he been sighted at all ? He is gorgeous. Stay safe Spencer and give yourself up to somebody so that they can help you and get you back home. Julie x
DogLostOwl
Bit of a tricky dilemma, Shelties Mum. If Spencer were to become aware of a fair sized dog on his trail he might be unnerved and move further away. At present he seems to be staying away from the motorways, we don't want to flush him back out on to them. I did of course take Wispa out after Tallie the sheltie in Leics twice, she got the trail ok but Tallie was constantly way ahead of us. The best way is to do intensive publicity, because Spencer is going to come out scavenging at some point and then he may well be seen. If he can be fed regularly somewhere then he can be trapped.
Maggie
Left a poster at Turnpike Boarding Kennels near Boughton and a farmshop/plant centre near Kempsey (this last one is a bit far out, but I know a lot of people travel to this shop for plants & they are busy at this time of year).

With the softly softly approach (which I can well understand) & the owners being so far away I am just concerned as to whether anyone is looking on a daily basis and leaving food etc for him. Under normal circumstances I could offer to drive up there and walk round daily, but due to a recent accident I am not mobile, I feel so useless and wish I could do more for poor Spencer.
DogLostShelties Mum - Area Volunteer, Kent
I think we need the equivalent of Owl's fabulous tracking dog here if there is one in the area?
love Sylv xx
BaileyP
Just checking to see the latest on poor little Spencer. All posts on here about shy nature of shelties so true even if when at home with their owners they are bold as brass. Once they are 'free' they are very difficult to catch and need softly softly approach. Any noise, film crews etc may send him undercover. Amazing efforts by everyone to find him. Come home now Spencer. xx
Beaglemum
I spent some time this morning driving around the area but nothing. Loads of fields and hiding places for him. Left a poster at Vale Wildife Hospital and also left a poster with Three Counties Equine Hospital as they are just off the A38 near Strensham and their many vets get around that area and beyond. They were very interested and were going to put the poster up on their notice board in reception so that all visitors could see it also. Show yourself please Spencer.x.
CarolineMurphy
Mum works at the hospital in Worcester, will pop some posters around there and the town in hope broadening the search might help a bit xxx
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
maybe keep a note of these sightings as we know that lost dogs move in triangles. The place lost from would be point one. any other possibly sightings plot on a map. it will form a traingle and often a lost dog will be within this area.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
been advised that sightings wer not spencer just a brown dog?? I suppose it depends how close th sightings were to try and compare. maybe use something close for visual comparison of height of dog etc.
DogLostJayne - Admin
also sighted monday in same area...you can call hq for ladies mobile number as message left on ansaphone. she may be able to be more specific...0844 800 3220
Spindle
Can I make a suggestion. Once definate sighting get previous owners there asap. they will have more chance of him coming to them.
rhona
spencer was seen sunday lunchtime on common land near strensham which backs onto my house. went to look but could find no sign
Beaglemum
Does anyone know if it has been put on Hereford and Worcester Radio? They are usually very good at putting out alerts on lost animals.
I will be calling in to Vale Wildife Rescue near Tewkesbury and although it's not exactly on the doorstep they do get out that way on rescue missions etc. I will leave a poster with them.
Mollychops
Just got in Lisa. Its such a shame, lets hope we get some news soon. Owners need to keep checking daily the servicesat Strensham also the highways who patrol the motorway
miss lisa
just to let you know the sighting of spencer this morning turned out to be a false alarm...praying for a sighting soon x
Maggie
I have been following progress closely and doing some postering, but I have not been out looking or 'chasing' Spencer. Rest assured that words of warning re the nature of Shelties have been listened to.
I would be suprised if he is close to Bredon School, Bushley, it's the other side of the River Severn with nearest crossing points at Upton and Tewkesbury only - either way a long long way round for this little lad. Would be interesting to know for sure and whether postering has covered this area.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
We have ben asked to make in known that film crew are not filming anything other than animal search putting up posters. They are not following Spencer.
doglover1
Very wise words Father Ted, Having helped search for a sheltie who was on the run for weeks I know they can be very nervous! Stay safe Spencer x
Father Ted
I have read through Spencer's page and his facebook page, I am too far away across the water to be of practical help but I am very concerned that Spencer is being followed by the camera crews and lots of people - please I beg you listen to the advice being given from owners of this breed and from coordinator Owl - they are extremely shy and flighty by nature - trying to chase or capture could have awful consequences for Spencer.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Could it be a spelling error as there is a BREDON school. Bredon School Pull Court Bushley Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 6AH ...
Maybe this one?? If so i would say this is where the sighting must have been .
Maggie
Good news re the pretty definate sighting. Out of interest, where is Little Kelmerton and Brewdon School. Can't find Little Kelmerton on multi-map.

Sorry if I caused confusion re the filmings, it was what Animal Search people told me, just shows one shouldn't believe everything one is told! Ah well we can only try our best. Fingers crossed for Spencer, he's the one who matters most.

Mollychops
asked to deleteLast edited: 2011-05-11 09:43:54 by Mollychops
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
JUST TO CONFIRM

Doglost and Jayne are NOT INVOLVED with any filming of this dog although they have been filming with other cases for the same programme.

This breed is one that we would take extra caution with and would NOT ADVISE any chasing of this breed.

Thanks to all helpers for posters and keeping us up to date of any news.




Maggie
What a good idea, Beaglemum. I don't know how to access the air ambulance site either, but it's close to the services so I've just e mailed a poster to them. If they've already got one then another won't hurt!

Mollychops - If the sightings are not confirmed could he have gone further away?
Poor Spencer if our thoughts could bring you home you would be safe.
Beaglemum
Yes Maggie, I know that bridge and I cross it weekly when I travel up from Glos to Bidford on Avon. He could easily have used that as a crossing which I hope he has done as it is much safer! It is very rural around there so he could hide out and lie low. Just hope that he is spotted soon. My dog training people near Upton are now aware as I have told them this evening so they will check here for updates etc. Just a thought-the Air Ambulance Base is next to the services but no idea how you access the place otherwise could be an idea for them to be aware. They may just spot something if they are leaving the base or coming in. Keep safe little lad.x.Last edited: 2011-05-10 23:27:49 by Beaglemum
Maggie
There is a minor road bridge over the M5 close to the service station. It would be easy for him to be either side of the motorway without having to run across the motorway (well lets hope he doesn't try crossing the motorway).
Lizzy re posting, might help you to know: someone has already put posters in Ryall on the Upton side of A38. I've left one at the Bluebell, Ryall on Strensham side of A38, several in Upton, The Jockey at Baughton, The Oak at Defford, farm shop Defford and around Defford village. My understanding (although I haven't checked) is that Twyning & Strensham have been covered. If we haven't found Spencer by Friday I will leave one at the Defford Quay Marina (they only open at w/ends), people going up and down the Avon will be quite close to where Spencer went missing. I wonder if anyone dropped one into Strensham Marina whilst postering Strensham?
Mollychops
left a message with owners to callme
ESSJ - Area Co-ordinator Rutland
Not sure why, maybe Mollychops can update later- the sightings are now being reported as being "unconfirmed" on Spencers facebook page.
Unknown
Received posters today (thankyou Mollychops) checked before I left and saw not to go because they didn't want too many people around. Shall I go tomorrow? and if so, where shall I poster because if he has crossed M50, is it best to head towards Stratford way and Naunton? Liz xxLast edited: 2011-05-10 18:53:41
DogLostOwl
Could I emphasise to anyone not familiar with this lovely breed, that shelties can be shy, flighty and very hard to catch. Patience, calm slow movements, quiet voices, and going low to the ground, all the usual things we need to remember when looking for a dog running loose ... and ten times more so for a sheltie.
Mollychops
He must have crosed the M50 !
Mollychops
lets hope he is safe soon, will update with owners soon as I can
Beaglemum
I go through the Strensham area once a week and if he is not in the blue by Thursday I will have a drive around in case I get a sighting though obviously keep at a distance if I do see him.
With all the awareness now I hope he will be home and safe soon. Show yourself Spencer.xxx.
Maggie
Everything crossed for Spencer. Hope he can be a brave boy and let himself be rescued, he must be so scared.
dinkydoodle
Come on Spencer!
Goldenfrodo
Fingers tightly crossed for this little boy xx
lf2000
Yeh!!
ESSJ - Area Co-ordinator Rutland
2 sightings this morning in the vicinity of Twyning, Spencers help team is there now. Michelle is asking for people to keep clear of area for now but sends her thanks to everyone helping . Fingers crossed for them to successfully and safely find him. Bumping.xLast edited: 2011-05-10 12:41:48 by ESSJ - Area Co-ordinator Rutland
Maggie
Headed towards Strensham to do postings and spotted Animal Search UK vehicles. They are also out looking for Spencer. Apparently they were with a TV crew and someone from DogLost (I think they said Jane?), so sounds as though we could be getting good coverage. Useful contact as it saved us duplicating areas. One of the places we went to was Revills farm shop (Defford) & found a handwritten poster put up by Spencers owners, so we just added Spencers photograph for completeness.
I do hope he is found soon.
Mollychops
Thanks kelsley, Shelties Mum and Maggie, great work going on. All Worcs rescues are aware now. Lets hope there is a sighting soon
kelsley79
There is a facebook group set up for Spencer http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_171233206264160&ap=1 thanks Kate x
DogLostShelties Mum - Area Volunteer, Kent
Remember it's highly likely will come back to the spot he went missing as it's his most familiar area. Paying for an early reunion. Sylv xx
Maggie
So sorry he is still missing. Will do some postering this afternoon. I live in the area but following an accident I am unable to walk far so cannot go out searching.
I assume you have tried WARS (Malvern), Danemere (Worcester), Canine Defence (Evesham) and Cheltenham Animal Rescue?
Mollychops
Nothing as yet today,but hopeing tomorrow will bring some news as Dog wardens are back at work after the weekend
Mollychops
left a message with owners to update re todays search
Mollychops
Thankyou Wendy thats really kind.If you can do some postering too that would be fantastic XX
wendy
I am sorry to read this about poor Spencer, I have posted it to my facebook page as we are quite local to Strensham. I am sending every bit of hope that he is found safe and well. He is such a beautiful boy and I pray that he is ok. I will repost again on facebook tomorrow and keep everything crossed from Redditch, Worcestershire. Owner of 2 sheltie boys - phone me 01527 544642 if you need someone to look after him, when he is found until the new owners can be reunited with him - fingers crossed I can be of helpLast edited: 2011-05-08 18:40:44 by wendy
Mollychops
Huge thanks Lizzy I got your message with your adress etc, i will send you some posters tomorrow
Mollychops
Owners are driving down now from Wales. They have contacted local farms in the area and haver had a lot of supoport from rescue groups. Lizzy please call me I can get some posters out to you . Jayne at head office will have my number.Thanks everyone, as Spindle has said we really need help in this area, Owners live a very long way off
BaileyP
Sorry too far away to help but have posted on FB and Twitter. I hope he is sighted soon poor little soul. Terrible situation for him to be in with no owner nearby.
Spindle
Help needed to get posters out on this dogs asap. Please post on here if you can help.
mandym
Sorry he comes home soon....
mandym
I have seen this one on fb, i will post again and hope she comes home very soon.....
Unknown
I am J3 of the M5 and could go tomorrow and have a look. I have no printer so cannot put posters up. Liz xx
the sheltie lady
No worries - a collie friend has now also posted it on a rescue forum .
Mollychops
Thanks Sheltie Lady x
the sheltie lady
I've asked if anyone local in the sheltie world is able to provide their tel numbers in case a sighting is rec'd as the new owner is in Wrexham .

Also, will cross post to the collie forum.
hamish&katy
I know its a long shot but found in Manchester http://www.animalwardens.co.uk/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&_%20%20%20%20catid=0&sobi2Id=13652&Itemid=56
hamish&katy
I know its a long shot but found in Manchester http://www.animalwardens.co.uk/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&_%20%20%20%20catid=0&sobi2Id=13652&Itemid=56
Mollychops
Spencer escaped from new owners on the Northbound side of the M5 at Strensham services.His new owners had taken him on from his previous owner who is very ill. They were travelling home to Wrexham in North Wales when this happened. They have contacted police and a few local petshops in the Strensham area. They are coming back tomorrow to search and poster. We need help here, anyone who can popster in this area, please??Owners would be very grateful. Im emailing out advice sheets etc now.
Mollychops
Thanks jayne,I will contact owner
DogLostJayne - Admin
Poster e mailed to helpers in WR8,10 and GL20.

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