Max, the Missing Dog
|Amanda Penkoks (Outreach Team Leader) had an eventful Christmas with her family. Her sister-in-law’s dog went missing on Christmas Day! Here is her story of what happened:
It was a normal Christmas morning and the dogs were out on the family farm in Hereford, when called, all dogs came back except for Max.
Since Christmas morning my family have been searching non-stop day and night, search teams have been covering a vast area of Herefordshire and Worcestershire to try and find him, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received by the public but unfortunately he is still out there somewhere.
A facebook page was created called `Let’s get Max home’ – within two weeks we have already got 5097 followers!! Tweets have gone out and been retweeted by famous people such as Ant and Dec. It really is amazing to see so many members of the public, that really do not know the family try and help.
It has got to the stage now where it is a full time job managing all of the posts about dogs that have been found (some of which we have managed to reunite with their owners via our page) and messages of support, we have been bombarding social media in the hope that someone somewhere might recognise him.
Working with local agencies we have come across something which has really shocked us and this is the main thing I wanted to share with everyone – when a pet is found (which could be alive or dead) it is not compulsory to have them scanned for a microchip! This to us is really quite concerning, we were resting assured that no news was good news but could we have actually missed him being found?
There is a petition online campaigning for all animals found to be scanned – please sign before 21st January, please share with your contacts and please do keep an eye out for Max.