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WELCOME HOME: Chorleywood community join forces to help find missing dog

 Published on: 6th July 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A worried Chorleywood owner is absolutely thrilled to have her dog back after she went missing while out with a local dog walker.

The disappearance of dachshund dog, Pip, went viral on social media and sparked a massive search, with the local community working day and night to find the puppy.

After four very long days, Pip was located, much to the delight of her owners.

Pip’s owner, Harriet Davis of Heronsmere Home Care, spoke to CHORLEYWOODnews and said: “On Wednesday (June 30) the dog walker phoned me to tell me she couldn’t find Pip.

“My sister put up a post on Facebook, informing people and within two hours there were 40 people involved. We then started a WhatsApp group, and it grew by the minute, by the end of the day we had a lady who looks for lost dogs who contacted me. There is also a lost dog group in Bucks who got involved. We all met up that evening and looked around for Pip.

“The next day there was a sighting of her, and we were really happy to know that she was alive. From there more people got involved.

“Between family and friends, we camped out from the day we lost her in hope she would hear our voices and return.

“We put updates on social media and one post had around 4000 shares. On Thursday night we decided that if we started doing BBQs, the smell might attract her.

“When that didn’t work. We organised a walk for Saturday afternoon at 3pm. When I got at the meeting point and noticed a full car park, I was amazed.

“There was somebody with a high vis jacket directing traffic and 140 people turned up to help.

“Within 20 minutes I had a phone call to say they had a sighting of her, she ran to a field and mag flies flew up in the air, which attracted this man’s attention.”

Luckily that day Pip was found, and she was reunited with her family.

Harriet added: “I got there 10 minutes later, and she was so pleased to see me, it was amazing I never cried so much.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who helped. I have never realised what an amazing community there is.

“I am a nurse I worked all the way through the pandemic, I run a care agency in Chorleywood, and I know there are nice people out there, but I am absolutely amazed by the kindness and support we had.

“Shelley Duff of All Animals lost in Bucks was amazing. She stayed by our side throughout and continued to give us hope.

“It’s unbelievable! Even today I am getting messages of people checking up on us, and I actually think I have got new friends for life because of this.”



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