A BROMSGROVE woman is still desperately searching for a dog she was taking care of after its owner died.
Jane Hooper, of Iron Way, was looking after three-year-old Jessie, a Rhodesian ridgeback after her owner in Essex died in August from injuries he suffered at his house in Sudburys Farm Road on July 30. He later died in a London hospital and police are investigating his death.
Jessie went missing on August 2, just a few hours after she moved in with Jane, who was friends with the man’s wife. The dog was spotted several times up until two months ago.
“We are now very worried that we have not had any sightings,” she said.
“Before we at least knew she was alright because she was popping up around the town. Now we are worried that she has gone further afield.
“She could be injured or lying dead somewhere. We just don’t know and it is so sad.”
Along with community volunteers and staff from Hollytrees Animal Sanctuary, the family searched through the area without success.
The dog was last seen at the Avoncroft Museum in September and is a distinctive breed with a noticeable ridge on its back.
She is 3ft tall with light golden brown hair and is very friendly but was very nervous when she arrived in Bromsgrove so residents are being asked not to approach her.
Jane added: “I really want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped us. We have had so much support locally and on Facebook.
“Ray Deddicoat from the sanctuary has been such a big help and we just want another push to remind people that Jessie is still lost so they can contact us if they see her.”
A reward is also being offered for her safe return.
If you have seen Jessie please call Jane on 07957 953795 or her son, Phil, on 07827 258530.