Little dog that ran off is found dead by live rails
A LOVING little family dog, who sparked a series of searches after she went missing in woodland, has been found dead on a railway track.
Dominic and Miranda Kelly, the distraught owners of Mocha had not stopped searching for her since she ran off while on a walk with Mr Kelly in Dering Wood on May 8.
But sadly her body was found over the weekend lying between two live electric rails, next to a rail path crossing that stretched over the track, between Biddenden Green Farm and Oaklands.
Mr Kelly said: “She was probably trying to work her way home.”
Last week we reported on the disappearance of the Patterdale Terrier and the frantic search by her owners and others to find her.
Some 30 volunteers and their dogs, including a tracker expert, had earlier joined in separate searches to find Mocha.
Additionally Mr Kelly spent hours scouring the woods every day trying to find her.
It was hoped she may still be alive but stuck in a badger’s sett or even a foxhole, with the prospect of eventually freeing herself. But a call to the family about the sad discovery finally extinguished all hope.
Mr Kelly, of Romden Road, Smarden, said: “A very kind official – an Andy Wilson from Network Rail’s Ashford depot – went between the live rails to retrieve Mocha’s body for me.”
“I’d like to thank everyone who tried so hard to find Mocha,” said Mr Kelly.
“I buried her in the garden last Monday. She’s home now.”
Mocha the terrier