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£2,000 reward for missing dog
A DOG owner is urging Weymouth residents to help search for her missing dog one year after its disappearance.
Heartbroken Dawn Weaver was touring America last year competing for the UK in various dog shows, when her Papillon dog Dancer went missing on a walk in Lodmoor Country Park.
Dancer was being cared for by a friend but during the walk on September 16 got scared by a bicycle and ran away.
Dawn has now launched a new appeal to find Dancer, and friends and family are rallying round to help search for her and put posters up throughout the borough.
Miss Weaver said there is a £2,000 reward for Dancer’s return and added: “So far the community have been brilliant and I would love as much help as we can get to find Dancer.
“She was brought back from the US as a rescue dog after I fell in love with her. Dancer also has her partner and son PJ here who was only eight weeks old when she went missing – they both miss her dreadfully.”
Miss Weaver, from Portland, is a well-known dog trainer and has won both Crufts and Olympia in the past.
Most notably, her miniature poodle Chelsea won the London Olympia dog show four years in a row.
Two sightings of Dancer in October last year promised hope for Dawn but on both occasions she ran away after being approached.
In 2012 Dancer was seen on October 23 in Longcroft Road and on October 24 in Links Road.
One witness said the dog looked well-fed, prompting Miss Weaver to believe she had been taken in.
She said: “Do you know somebody that might have taken her in and doesn’t realise it’s against the law not to report a found dog to the authorities?
“I’m desperate for any news at all so please call immediately even anonymously.”
If you spot Dancer, call 07576 268884 or send an email to email@example.com
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