A BELOVED dog who lay by her owner’s side after he sustained a serious head injury and later died has gone missing in Bromsgrove.
The Jessie, a Rhodesian ridgeback, belonged to an Essex man whose death, on August 6, has triggered a murder investigation.
After the incident Jessie, a Rhodesian ridgeback, was taken to a family friend’s home in Bromsgrove for safe keeping.
Her owner, a 46-year-old man, from Billericay, was injured at a house in Sudburys Farm Road just before 9.20am on July 30. He later died in a London hospital.
Within hours of arriving in Bromsgrove on August 2 Jessie, who was known as a nervous and very highly strung dog, went missing.
Jane Hooper, of Iron Way, who was looking after the three-year-old pet said she had been seen every day since she had gone missing up until Friday (August 7), so she had started to become very worried.
She added the dog was last seen about 11.30pm on Carlyle Road and has mainly been spotted in the evenings and early in morning.
Jane said Ray Dedicoat from Hollytrees Animal Rescue in Wythall had also been helping them to try and track her down.
She added they had spent hours looking for the dog and were desperate for help.
“My friend is completely devastated, it was her husband’s dog and I brought her up here for safe keeping and I have lost her,” Jane said.
“It is terrible we are desperate for reports of sightings, we need to know where to start looking.
“We feel she will be totally disoriented after what happened.
“She also obviously has not had any time to get used to the area here so we are extremely worried.”
Jessie is about 3ft tall and has light golden brown hair and a distinctive ridge along her back.
She is very friendly but residents have been asked not to approach 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.