£1k re­ward for dog’s re­turn

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By SARAH YATES news­desk@men-news.co.uk @MENnews­desk

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

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