A WOMAN has made an impassioned plea for help from Standard readers in finding her dog who was rescued from Romania.
Nero was living in a makeshift shelter in the Eastern European country with 60 other dogs when he was discovered.
The hounds were evicted from the shelter as the land was going to be redeveloped and he would have ended up on the streets had he not been rescued by Mary Connel.
But on New Year’s Eve, the three-year-old black and tan shepherd mix went missing from the garden of his home in Middlemore Road, Northfield, and has not been seen since.
Nero is a very nervous dog and his owner is unsure what caused his disappearance – whether he was frightened by the fireworks or if he was taken, although the latter is thought to be unlikely as he would not tend to let people approach him.
Concerns are growing for him because he is receiving medication for heartworm which means his condition will deteriorate soon if he does not get the treatment he needs.
Mary told The Standard: “We have scoured the area, postered, handed out leaflets, set up a Facebook page and circulated his details on Twitter, but still nothing.
“We are very worried as every day passes that we will never see him again.
“He is extremely timid and will run away if approached.
“Please help us, we really need all the help we can get to get Nero safely back home to us,” she added.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Mary on 07785 774281 and leave a message if she does not answer.
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