Update 12th January 2019. We have some very sad news to announce.
Tibber has been found but unfortunately he is no longer with us.
He had obviously been with someone, he was clean and well fed. But whoever had him had dumped him and he tried to make his own way home.
He was found on a the railway. The vet suggested that he had been hit by a train and died instantly.
Although he has been missing for 3 weeks, he only died in the last couple of days. Which is very confusing and distressing for us his family.
Please respect our privacy at this time.
Thank you for all your help in sharing and liking this page, we will now be dedicating it to awareness of dog theft and what you can do to help prevent it.
We will love you Tibber forever. We miss you so much and are unbelievably heartbroken that you didn’t make it home 💔
Thankyou Tibber for all the joy you have brought to me in your short life. You were so much fun and we shared so many lovely times together. I shall miss you dearly but want to reflect on the positive experiences we shared together rather than the sadness we have experienced at the end of your life. You were one in a million, I loved you so much, and you will be really missed. Rest in Peace little man.x
Thanks to everyone who has expressed their concern
Original newspaper story:-
A family have launched an appeal for help from the dog-lovers of North Staffordshire – after their beagle went missing on Christmas Eve.
Tibber, who is 19 months old, was last seen in the garden of his home near Lichfield Road in Stone at around 7pm on December 24,
Owner Imogen Hearn said they believed the dog, who is not wearing his collar, has been stolen – and Staffordshire Police have been informed.
She told StokeonTrentLive: “We searched for 5 hours in our local area and no sign of him at all.
“Our neighbour also has CCTV of an unknown car, we live on a cul-de-sac, driving down the road at around the time he went missing.”
She added there had been a number of sightings of a similar-looking beagle in Newcastle town centre in the past couple of days.
In an online appeal, the family added: “Please can everyone look out for him. He is a very precious family dog.”
Tibber’s DogLost page:- http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=138577