Sin­gle mum and chil­dren seek clo­sure on lost dogs

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Tamra Carr

A sin­gle mother from Range­way is call­ing for the com­mu­nity to bring her clo­sure as she fears her miss­ing dogs have wan­dered onto some­one’s farm and been shot.

Skye Si­mon, who pre­vi­ously lived in Walkaway, said her dogs Dusty and Bessie dis­ap­peared from her old Meadow Lane prop­erty on April 30.

She said a friend had a dog go miss­ing a cou­ple of years ago from Ed­ward Road and af­ter the Ger­ald­ton Guardian ran a story, a farmer said he had shot the an­i­mal on his prop­erty.

Ms Si­mon said if some­thing sim­i­lar had hap­pened to her koolie, Dusty and kelpie, Bessie, she hoped the re­spon­si­ble party would come for­ward.

“I pre­sume that’s what hap­pened, but I want to know for sure, I just want clo­sure,” she said.

“I left at 8am that day to go to a friend’s fu­neral and when I got home, they were gone. “Bessie had sta­ples in her leg. “She was hit by a car a week and a half prior.

“The dogs usu­ally never wan­der and Bessie was pretty loyal.

“She was my best mate — I would take her ev­ery­where with me.”

Ms Si­mon, the mother of Tessa, four, and Beau, five, said her chil­dren had grown up with Bessie and Dusty and were still very upset about their dis­ap­pear­ance.

She said the fam­ily now had a staghound named Ace, which her daugh­ter called Bessie.

Ms Si­mon’s miss­ing pet Bessie is de­scribed as a five-year-old red kelpie with white feet, chest and nose.

Bessie is a res­cue dog with a pur­ple col­lar, name tag and num­ber.

She is said to be fast, timid when ap­proached and food-ag­gres­sive.

Dusty is de­scribed as a big red and black koolie. She is mi­crochipped and de­scribed as a big, friendly “horse”.

There are cur­rently 10 dogs at the Ger­ald­ton pound, which is open from 1pm-2pm ev­ery day.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about miss­ing an­i­mals, con­tact the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton rangers on 9956 6600.

Skye Si­mon’s chil­dren, 4-year-old Tessa and 5-year-old Beau Hop­good, with dog Bessie.

Dusty is a big red-and-black koolie with a mi­crochip.

Bessie is a 5-year-old red kelpie with white feet, chest and nose.

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