Family’s desperate search to find lost dog rallies local community

Family’s desperate search to find lost dog rallies local community

One family’s desperate search to find their lost dog has rallied the community into launching a widespread search.

Annie Dobbs and her family have been searching for their dog Lockie since 31 December after he was let out into the garden with another dog at their home in Immingham.

After being spotted on the Immingham Resource Field the family went in search of the dogs but sadly only one returned.

Speaking to Gi Media, Annie said: “We searched the woods where he was first spotted and the farmer’s fields.

“There was a sighting of him on Kings Road so we raced up there but we couldn’t see him. We drove around till 11 o’clock looking.

“On New Years Day he was spotted on the salt res but we couldn’t find him. We’ve just been searching everywhere.”

Lockie is described as a 17-month-old male Shih Tzu cross and is brown and tan in colour.

Taking to Facebook to widen the search, a group called ‘Help Find Lockie From Immingham‘ was created so people could share any sightings they had.

The group now has over 400 members, with many local residents conducting their own searches and sharing advice on how they might be able to get Lockie home safe and sound.

Speaking about the support from the community Annie said: “It’s been overwhelming the amount of support we’ve had. I can’t describe how I feel, it’s incredible how many people have come out looking.

“There are even young lads on the estate going out at night looking for him.

“I’m just so grateful to everybody for all the help they’ve given us.”

If anyone sees Lockie they are asked not to chase after him but calmly follow to see where he goes.

They are also asked to take pictures so others can head to the area and help in the search.

Anyone with any information can contact Annie on 07514213238


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Ellie joined Gi Media in July 2021.