Dog owner remortgages home and offers £10,000 reward for lost dog
A dog owner whose dog was snatched from her five months ago has remortgaged her three bedroom house so she can provide a £10,00 reward for any information that will her animal and return it to her.
Dawn Maw who is 42 years old was putting her dog Angel in the back of her car with three other dogs when thieves snatched her dog on December the 6th 2012. After searching high and low for the dog, she has now remortgaged her £160,000 semi-detached home in the hope that someone somewhere will come up with the information that is vital to it coming home.
As she put the dogs in the back of the car she turned around and saw a white transit van. She believes that this is the van that stole the dog. It happened at 7.30 in the morning just as it was turning light. She believes that the dog could have been part of an operation where prized dogs are stolen to order.
Dawn commented that "I didn't tell the bank what I needed the money for. My husband was a little dubious before we approached the bank, but he would never have stopped me because Angel was part of the family and we all miss her.
"We've managed to raise money which we've put towards raising awareness of Angel.
"I've published 18,000 posters, 70,000 business cards and 30,000 fliers, and spent about £5,000 on advertising, but she's still not been found."
She even says that her family has had to suffer and they are no longer able to take holidays or go for meals out due to the money that has been spent on finding the dog.
There has been a Facebook page which has been setup to help try and find the dog. It has the latest news, updates and developments in the search for Angel and has got over 6000 fans following the page.
After being asked why she can’t just get a new dog she responded
"But it's not like getting a new car. You can't just replace her. That's why it was so important to get this money, so we know we're doing everything we can to get her back.
"I still have hope we'll find her. It's been five months but the biggest hope we have is her chip. Hopefully someone will find her and a vet will scan her, because she's microchipped."
Angel was due to be at the Crufts show at the start of this year and all plans had been made to arrange this.
Ms Maw had reported the incident to the police and also hired a private investigator to look at the matter in close detail.