The owners of a missing dog have issued an urgent appeal to find her.

The Yorkshire terrier named Willow disappeared from the family home in Dorchester on Wednesday.

It is not known whether she wandered off or was taken by someone.

The owners said Willow played a massive role in the life of a child with special needs.

They said: "This little lady wasn't just a family pet.

"She helped a child with special needs and was a big part of his coping mechanism."

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