Community rallies together to find lost dog
A lost dog from Immingham, Lockie, has been found safe and well after the community rallied together to find him in a tense, two-week search.
The lost dog, a 17-month-old male Shih Tzu with brown and tan fur, first went missing on Friday 31 December 2021.
A member of the public posted an image of the poor dog in the early hours of this morning, Friday 14 January, asking if anybody had lost a dog.
This came as a huge relief to the family who had been worried sick about the lost dog, even bringing in Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue to join the search party.
Annie Dobbs and her family could not thank the kind individual enough, saying that they were ‘forever grateful’ for how they stayed with Lockie till they got there.
In a statement on social media, Annie wrote: “He is back home having lots of love. Going to the vet today.”
Numerous members of the Facebook group ‘Help Find Lockie From Immingham’ – now appropriately renamed to ‘Lockie From Immingham Is Home Safe‘ – were over the moon at the news.
One wrote: “This has just made my day, so relieved he’s been found, bless him.”
Another added: This is absolutely amazing. Well done to the lads that found him.”
The road to this point was a tough one for the family, however, who were desperate to see the lost dog back in their arms.
Previously 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 Year’s Day, he was spotted on the salt res but we couldn’t find him.
“We’ve just been searching everywhere.”
Speaking about the support from the community, she added: ““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.”
(Images: Caroline Leaver)