Woman remortgages her house to offer Â£10,000 reward for lost dog
NewsThursday 31 January 2013
A distressed woman has gone to the lengths of remortgaging her home to raise funds for a £10,000 reward after her dog went missing last month.
Dawn Maw, 42, from Crawthorne, near Barnsley, is offering the reward to anyone with information that leads to her four-year-old German short-haired pointer called Angel.
Angel is precious to Mrs Maw and has won five championship titles at dog shows.
Angel was dognapped from a car park while Mrs Maw was walking her and her three other dogs last month.
Whilst Mrs Maw was helping one of her dogs into the back of her car, the driver of a white transit van grabbed Angel and threw her into the back of the vehicle before speeding off.
The police were called, however, they have been unable to locate the culprit.
Therefore Mrs Maw has taken the matter into her own hands. With the help of friends she managed to put up around 15,000 posters in her home town and she has also distributed 35,000 business cards, all of which has cost her £3,000.
In fact, she even went to the lengths of hiring a pet Pet Detective agency in order to find Angel, costing her another £500, and she also created a Facebook page and thousands of supporters have now donated £3,000 towards her cause.
Mrs Maw has now taken out an extra £7,000 on the mortgage of her three-bed detached house to increase the reward to £10,000.
It is the largest known reward ever offered for a missing pet, with the previous highest thought to have been 5,000 pounds.