£1k reward for dog’s return
HEARTBROKEN dog owners have made an emotional plea for the return of their beloved pet – who they believe has been stolen for fighting.
Lottie, a blue Staffordshire bull terrier, disappeared from the back garden of her home more than two weeks ago.
Last week the M.E.N. reported that her owners are offering a £1,000 reward for the return of the three-year-old dog.
Paul, 53, and Lorraine Moores, 50, from Thornholme Road, Marple, have distributed hundreds of leaflets appealing for information on her whereabouts. Their son, Jonathan, 29, has now posted a desperate plea on Facebook, asking for people to continue their support.
He said: “There’s not a single minute of the day goes by when this beautiful girl isn’t in our minds. It’s totally heartbreaking and all-consuming. It’s a feeling we’ve all never felt before and it’s absolutely unbearable.
“It’s now 12 days since she was taken and we cannot come to terms with how she can just disappear without any trace or any information as to her whereabouts. Somebody out there knows something. Lottie isn’t just our dog – she’s a sister and a daughter.
“Please, please continue to help us by sharing the reward posters.
“I know it will seem that all of the sharing has been done, but we need to continue as much as we can – all it takes is for that one person to recognise her. Thank you all once again for your amazing support.”
A Facebook group titled Find Lottie (Lulu) has also been created in an effort to trace the dog and so far more than 5,000 members have joined.
Jonathan added: “The whole com- munity up and down the country has shared our videos and status’ on social media in excess of 100,000 times, which is phenomenal.
“The support is absolutely overwhelming and we cannot thank everyone enough. We need to keep the sharing going until Lottie is home with her family.
“If people can stay vigilant to anything that they see suspicious and let us or the police know.”
Jonathan Moores with Lottie