Lost dog help

Plea for dog re­turn

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Douglas Dickie

A Cam­bus­lang fam­ily have been over­whelmed with sup­port af­ter hun­dreds of strangers signed up to a Face­book page to help find their lost dog.

The Wil­liamson’s pet grey­hound Lexi ran off af­ter be­ing spooked by noises from Dech­mont Fir­ing Range.

A Cam­bus­lang fam­ily say they have had their faith in hu­man­ity re­stored af­ter hun­dreds of strangers got in­volved with the search for their miss­ing dog.

Lexi the grey­hound es­caped from her Drum­sagard home on March 31 af­ter be­ing spooked by the noise from the nearby Dech­mont fir­ing range.

Her own­ers, Kevin and Lee Wil­liamson, took to so­cial me­dia to try and track her down and they have been over­whelmed with the re­sponse.

“The re­sponse has been bril­liant,” says Kevin, 52.

“The lengths peo­ple are go­ing to is amaz­ing. Peo­ple we have never met and prob­a­bly will never meet have been out look­ing for her.

“It’s a case of your faith in hu­man­ity be­ing re­stored.”

Four- year- old Lexi had only been with Kevin and Lee for a few weeks. The cou­ple reg­u­larly fos­ter grey­hounds but de­cided to adopt Lexi per­ma­nently af­ter she struck up a bond with their son, Adam, seven.

“Adam is deal­ing with it OK,” says Kevin. “But he’s not re­ally pro­cessed it yet. He still thinks she is com­ing back. “We hope she is too and we are still re­spond­ing to any leads and sight­ings.”

Af­ter a cou­ple of sight­ings in Blan­tyre, the fam­ily now be­lieve Lexi could be in the Bell­shill area.

Kevin and Lee even can­celled a planned break in Wales to con­tinue the search and have put up a £500 award for her safe re­turn.

Over 750 peo­ple have now liked the Help Find Lexi the Grey­hound Face­book page as the search con­tin­ues.

But Kevin said: “She was scared when she ran off so she’s prob­a­bly in sur­vival mode. We don’t want peo­ple to try and catch her be­cause that might make her run off again.

“We know peo­ple are do­ing things with the best in­ten­tions but it is best if peo­ple just phone us if they have seen her.”

Any­one who spots Lexi can con­tact Kevin on 07730566763 or Lee on 07730586123.

Miss­ing Lexi es­caped on March 31 and (in­set) with Adam, whom she struck up a close bond with

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