Social media campaign launched to locate missing gun dog Edward

Edward, a cocker spaniel lost from Tolpuddle on June 14

Edward, a cocker spaniel lost from Tolpuddle on June 14

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A DESPERATE search is under way for a beloved cocker spaniel lost from Tolpuddle last week.

Edward, a largely black two-year-old gun dog with a white neck and chest, ran away from owners Callum and Emma Lewis at around 10.30am on Thursday.

At the weekend a possible sighting was made in Sopley, near Bournemouth Airport, leading to speculation he may have been stolen and then dumped.

Scores of people have joined in the search since Mrs Lewis, 25, put an appeal on Facebook. A Twitter hastag #letsfindedward, has also been started.

“We have had him for two years now, he is a pretty lively dog and is half trained as a gun dog,” said Mr Lewis, also 25.

“I can take him out when I'm working and when we go out shooting every now and then. My wife called him Edward, I think she just thought he looked like one.

“We last saw him out on the farm, he was acting strangely as if he had been stung by a wasp, then he ran off into the village.

“We chased after him but he was always one step ahead of us.”

He said that friends and family were now out searching, and even complete strangers had joined in after spotting the appeal on social media and the entry on doglost.co.uk.

After no sightings for three days, a black cocker spaniel matching Edward's description was spotted in a distressed state on Sopley Common on Sunday at around 5.30pm, some 23 miles from home.

“The lady who saw him said she was almost 100 per cent sure it was him after seeing the pictures,” added Mr Lewis.

“We are quite worried as she described him being quite nervous and anxious, so he might be keeping away from people.

“But we are pretty sure he is still out there somewhere.”

Edward is microchipped but not wearing a collar.

To find out more or report sightings visit Facebook group 'Lets Find Edward!' or call 01305 848743 or 07917794715.

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12:58pm Wed 18 Jun 14

sonia81 says...

Sure I seen someone post a found dog like this on facebook pets lost wanted etc Bournemouth/poole group this morning??
Sure I seen someone post a found dog like this on facebook pets lost wanted etc Bournemouth/poole group this morning?? sonia81
  • Score: 4

1:26pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Emmalewis89 says...

The dog on the lostbox page from chipperfield is unfortunately not Edward
The dog on the lostbox page from chipperfield is unfortunately not Edward Emmalewis89
  • Score: 5

2:58pm Wed 18 Jun 14

cosmick says...

I would ring taxi firms and ask the drivers to keep their eyes open anyone who is mobile. Good luck.
I would ring taxi firms and ask the drivers to keep their eyes open anyone who is mobile. Good luck. cosmick
  • Score: 5

3:16pm Wed 18 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

I hope he is found safe and well soon
I hope he is found safe and well soon elloello1980
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Wed 18 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon......
Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon...... suzigirl
  • Score: -17

7:13pm Wed 18 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

lovely looking dog, hope you find him soon. My heartfelt sympathy for all of your family.
lovely looking dog, hope you find him soon. My heartfelt sympathy for all of your family. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 4

9:26pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.
Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

11:44pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Witch Hazel says...

I really hope this lovely dog is found safely very soon and re-united with his owners. Although I dont know you... thinking of you all x
I really hope this lovely dog is found safely very soon and re-united with his owners. Although I dont know you... thinking of you all x Witch Hazel
  • Score: 3

9:21am Thu 19 Jun 14

Ginny nz says...

Get schools to announce it in assembly - Kids remember seeing a lot more than we think . Get it put out on the local radio stations and if there is a listing , list him on ebay . I hope you find him : (
Get schools to announce it in assembly - Kids remember seeing a lot more than we think . Get it put out on the local radio stations and if there is a listing , list him on ebay . I hope you find him : ( Ginny nz
  • Score: -1

10:53am Thu 19 Jun 14

we-shall-see says...

suzigirl wrote:
Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon......
The report does say he was in a distressed state, so more than likely would not let her approach him or she probably would have picked him up. Most caring dog owners would try to help if they saw a dog in distress - but only if they can get hold of it in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon......[/p][/quote]The report does say he was in a distressed state, so more than likely would not let her approach him or she probably would have picked him up. Most caring dog owners would try to help if they saw a dog in distress - but only if they can get hold of it in the first place! we-shall-see
  • Score: 2

11:16am Thu 19 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

we-shall-see wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon......
The report does say he was in a distressed state, so more than likely would not let her approach him or she probably would have picked him up. Most caring dog owners would try to help if they saw a dog in distress - but only if they can get hold of it in the first place!
That breed is not known to be aggressive and I certainly would not have left the dog "in a distressed state" and would have made sure it was caught and looked after!
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Why did the woman who might have spotted him at Sopley Common not pick him up! Hope he is found soon......[/p][/quote]The report does say he was in a distressed state, so more than likely would not let her approach him or she probably would have picked him up. Most caring dog owners would try to help if they saw a dog in distress - but only if they can get hold of it in the first place![/p][/quote]That breed is not known to be aggressive and I certainly would not have left the dog "in a distressed state" and would have made sure it was caught and looked after! suzigirl
  • Score: -5

11:20am Thu 19 Jun 14

the_antistruggle says...

This is a real shame.. I really hope you get some info that helps you get him back. I work for a large vehicle roadside/recovery company in all the areas mentioned and will spread the word and keep an eye out.
This is a real shame.. I really hope you get some info that helps you get him back. I work for a large vehicle roadside/recovery company in all the areas mentioned and will spread the word and keep an eye out. the_antistruggle
  • Score: 0

11:20am Thu 19 Jun 14

the_antistruggle says...

This is a real shame.. I really hope you get some info that helps you get him back. I work for a large vehicle roadside/recovery company in all the areas mentioned and will spread the word and keep an eye out.
This is a real shame.. I really hope you get some info that helps you get him back. I work for a large vehicle roadside/recovery company in all the areas mentioned and will spread the word and keep an eye out. the_antistruggle
  • Score: -1

11:24am Thu 19 Jun 14

the_antistruggle says...

whataboutthat wrote:
NO.
i see thias kind of shi$ on my lamposts every day. Who cares?
They're not your Lampposts mate and good people will care when reading a story like this.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: NO. i see thias kind of shi$ on my lamposts every day. Who cares?[/p][/quote]They're not your Lampposts mate and good people will care when reading a story like this. the_antistruggle
  • Score: -2

11:29am Thu 19 Jun 14

the_antistruggle says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.
All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.[/p][/quote]All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help? the_antistruggle
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

the_antistruggle wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.
All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?
Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it.
[quote][p][bold]the_antistruggle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.[/p][/quote]All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?[/p][/quote]Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -3

3:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

the_antistruggle says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
the_antistruggle wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.
All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?
Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it.
Ok yes you are right..
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the_antistruggle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.[/p][/quote]All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?[/p][/quote]Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it.[/p][/quote]Ok yes you are right.. the_antistruggle
  • Score: -1

7:41pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Cal5289 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
the_antistruggle wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.
All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?
Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it.
He slipped his collar at the farm while I tried to calm him down.

On a positive note it won't have snagged him up and starved him.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the_antistruggle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Always have a collar and tag on your dog. It helps hugely in getting it back. By law the owners surname and postcode is sufficient on the tag. Not wearing one in a public place can be up to a £ 5000 fine.[/p][/quote]All well and good but you don't plan these kind of things. Is there any positives you can maybe add to help?[/p][/quote]Yes, the positive is that one person who doesn't use a collar and tag on their dog, may, if they are sensible, now go and buy one and use it.[/p][/quote]He slipped his collar at the farm while I tried to calm him down. On a positive note it won't have snagged him up and starved him. Cal5289
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Cal5289 says...

the_antistruggle wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
NO.
i see thias kind of shi$ on my lamposts every day. Who cares?
They're not your Lampposts mate and good people will care when reading a story like this.
If you do privately own lampposts I can only apologise for my dog causing a mess of them.

Thank you for not caring enough to take the time to read and comment on the article about my dog ;)
[quote][p][bold]the_antistruggle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: NO. i see thias kind of shi$ on my lamposts every day. Who cares?[/p][/quote]They're not your Lampposts mate and good people will care when reading a story like this.[/p][/quote]If you do privately own lampposts I can only apologise for my dog causing a mess of them. Thank you for not caring enough to take the time to read and comment on the article about my dog ;) Cal5289
  • Score: 0

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