Family search for missing dog

A family are appealing for the publics help to find their dog who has been missing from Sandhills since Saturday, September 27.

They have had Jasper, a Whippet, since he was eight weeks old and he had just turned one when he was stolen.

Michael Ford, Jaspers owner, said: “We are desperate to track him down.

“He is blue (grey), un-neutered, with a white blaze on his chest and white streak up his nose. He is the most friendly dog in the world, loves all other dogs and people.”

He went missing near the exit of Astral Park onto Moorhouse Way around 6pm.

Mr Ford added: “We think someone found him wandering and, either maliciously or misguidedly, took him.

“Life has been wretched without Jasper. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we loved him as part of the family, and not knowing where he is, or if he is being properly looked after, weighs constantly on our minds. Our three year old daughter often asks after him, they were very close, but seems to be accepting for the moment that he has gone to live on a farm, where he is happy with all the other animals.

The dog is micro-chipped.