The whole Gerrards Cross community has been united in its campaign to find a Jack Russell Terrier who went missing in early December.
Steve Maynard was walking his three-year-old Jack Russell, Mouse, on Gerrards Cross golf course at 8.30 in the morning of December 3, when a large dog came lumbering over. Mouse was spooked and turned on her heel, hot footing it into an area obscured by bushes. Despite Steve immediately following her, Mouse had completely disappeared.
Speaking to CHALFONTS&GERRARDSCROSSnews, Steve’s wife Anne shared her confusion as to Mouse’s sudden vanishing. She said:
“It’s possible that she went down a hole, but I think that’s unlikely as she has never been encouraged to do so. She knows every inch of that golf course as it’s a walk we regularly take her on.”
The very next day, the green keepers organised a search of the area, but Mouse was still not found.
Anne says the response from the community has been ‘absolutely amazing.’ The couple set up a Facebook page ‘Help Find Missing Mouse’ which has amassed over 700 members whilst one of their posts reached over 51,000 social media users. Every time someone sees a dog they think might be Mouse, residents flock to the area and post on social media. Meanwhile local businesses have put posters up in their windows.
Anne finds solace in the story of missing dog Ulysse who hit national headlines in January after he was found using a thermal drone two weeks after he went missing. Unfortunately, Gerrards Cross is a no-fly zone, so this won’t be an option. She said:
“The community has been fantastic, we can’t believe how famous Mouse has become.
“We miss her so much – we’ve had her since she was eight weeks old. My husband and I don’t have children, so she had really become part of the family.”
Mouse is a tri-coloured, smooth-haired Jack Russell with a badger’s stripe on the middle of his head. If you have seen a dog who matches Mouse’s description, please call 07788627484.
There is a substantial reward for her safe return.