Help us find our dogs

Missing dogs: Pippa and Annie
Missing dogs: Pippa and Annie

DESPERATE dog owners Tim and Suzy Bennett are hoping that as many people as possible will join them for a final hunt for the dogs they lost four weeks ago at the Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve near Chichester.

The two dogs, one a Border Terrier cross and the other a Patterdale Terrier, disappeared while Mr Bennett was working at the estate on May 25. Mr Bennett explained: “One minute they were there, the next they were gone.

“We are devastated as you would expect and we have been back to the area nearly every day for the last four weeks but there is only so much ground we can cover on our own.”

Mr and Mrs Bennett are calling for people to join them at 11am, this Sunday June 26 in the West Stoke car park at the reserve. They are hoping that dog lovers from across Chichester and even further afield will come to help.

Mr Bennett added: “We desperately want to find our dogs. We know there is a possibility that they are no longer in the reserve, but we have to do everything we can to find them and that’s why we need as many people as possible to join us in a final search of the land. We have put posters up everywhere and notified all the kennels and dog rescue centres we can think of. We won’t rest until we find them.”

Anyone wishing to help with the search for these much-loved pets should meet at the West Stoke Car Park near East Ashling at 11am this Sunday, June 26, where Mr and Mrs Bennett will provide a full description of the dogs. Contact Clare Christian on for more details.