An upset Totternhoe family have launched an appeal to find their beloved dog Woody after he “mysteriously” disappeared.
Richard Fielden, 52, and his daughter Blithe, 17, were walking the white and tan male lurcher in Eggington Woods, Leighton Buzzard, on Sunday March 19, at 4.30pm when he vanished.
The father and daughter had let Woody off the lead, but he ran into the trees and hedges and was nowhere to be seen.
Wife, Michelle, said: “We normally let Woody off the lead when we take him for a walk and he always runs around and comes back.
“This time he just disappeared immediately. My husband and daughter searched the nearby fields, which are pretty secure. In one of the fields where cars are usually parked they saw that a gate was open.
“We don’t know if he has been stolen or whether someone saw that he was lost and has innocently taken him in,”
The family have searched in nearby Chalgrave, Tilsworth, Clipstone, and Hockliffe but have not managed to find Woody.
Michelle said: “Woody has a lovely, lovely nature and enjoys curling up in front of the fire.
“He loves human company and is registered at Ark House vets, Hockliffe Street.
“Now we are pretty desperate and want to find him. I want to thank everybody who has helped look - we have had so many calls. The power of social media is incredible. Even someone in Faversham, Kent, called us!”
Sadly, none of the hopeful sightings have been their beloved pet.
Woody is microchipped and answers to his name.
If anyone thinks they have seen or found Woody, call: 07747 614867 or 03000 121 555.
You can also call Thames Valley Police on 101 and quote Crime Reference no: 43170083149.