Julie Smith is offering her Ducati 750 Sport for the safe return of her daughter’s lost crossbreed, Harry.
When Carli Ann Smith arrived home from work to hear her dog Harry was missing, so began the nightmare of desperate searching, with no happy ending yet on the cards.
Now Mum is offering her bike if Harry can be bought home; “I love my Ducati, but I love Harry more. I will give my bike to the person that brings Harry home safe and well. Bikes can be replaced, but there can only ever be one Harry and we want him home.”
According to Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance, around 60 dogs and cats go missing every hour in the UK – that’s a staggering 1,400 a day, some of whom may have been stolen, while others have simply wandered off.
Spooked by a car playing loud music on a quiet country lane near his home in Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire, gorgeous crossbreed Harry disappeared into a nearby field while being walked by a friend. He hasn’t been seen since. “It’s the not knowing that’s crippling,” says Carli, who’s hardly slept since her beloved dog went missing.
“We’ve camped out in the last place he was seen, set up a ‘Get Harry Home’ group on Facebook, posted his photo on numerous lost and found sites, and we check the dogs for sale sites every day in case someone’s attempting to sell him.
“Harry’s chipped and we’ve alerted all the local kennels. We’ve even employed the services of a tracker dog to come and follow the scent, but all to no avail.”