AN URGENT appeal has been made by the family of an autistic boy whose beloved pet greyhound has gone missing from Rubery.
Daisy has not been seen since last Thursday when the pet escaped from their home in Homemead Grove when a door was accidentally left open.
Harvey, his eight-year-old sister Poppy and the rest of the O’Brien family are besides themselves with worry about the disappearance of Daisy who was adopted by the family in March this year from a local rescue centre.
Since then Daisy and Harvey have been inseparable and the positive impact dogs and cats have on autistic children’s lives because of the amazing bonds they build up is well-documented.
Harvey has since been suffering greatly from anxiety, unable to sleep he is praying hard, to such an extent he is making deals with God to return Daisy to him and in return he will do whatever God requests.
He cannot go out to search anymore because he becomes so anxious which leads him to suffer from panic attacks.
Daisy has not had the best of lives – she is an ex-racing greyhound who has many battle scars from her racing days but she was given a new ‘second chance’ lease of life
There have been searches of the area by The Animal House Rescue using drone and thermal imaging equipment.
The local lost and found organisation K9 Search UK have reached over 80,000 with their social media appeal.
But there have been no sightings of Daisy since Friday, June 12.
Anyone with information can contact K9 Search UK on 07988 433187 or 07557 529013.