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Tracker dog on trail of Upminster’s runaway dog Pippa

PUBLISHED: 17:40 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:40 10 November 2016

Pippa was last seen in Upminster last  Friday

Pippa was last seen in Upminster last Friday

Pamela Khan (submitted)

Hundreds of people have come together to track the lost dog of a ‘devastated’ family, who is believed to have run away to Essex.

Pippa, a five-year-old pure breed black miniature Schnauzer, disappeared from her home in Granton Avenue, Upminster, on Friday last week.

Her owner Pamela told the Recorder work was being carried out in her house and Pippa must have escaped while material was delivered to the property before her son came home at 2pm.

But since her disappearance, a real chase has taken place and the whole community has been working to track Pippa day and night.

Tracker dog Tiga is now on Pippa’s trail and is following her scent to bring her home to her loving family.

She was last spotted around midnight on Wednesday in Aveley, near Thurrock, around the Esso petrol station, in Purfleet Road, about five miles away from home, and she is believed to be moving between Love Lane and the Belhus area.

Residents also believe they saw her at the Clockhouse Bowling club in Upminster two days ago.

People helping to find Pippa, have been urged not to try and catch her, but to report sightings to Pamela.

More than 500 people have now joined a Facebook group to organise Pippa’s search and residents have joined forces to distribute leaflets, put up posters in local businesses and contact dog charities and groups in the area.

Pamela said: “It’s just incredible the support that we have had. It’s overwhelming really.

“People are offering to go into shops and hand out leaflets. One person, who is house-bound even offered to put posters into plastic envelopes for us – it’s amazing. We will consider offering a reward. We are so desperate to get her back.”

If you have seen Pippa, you can contact 07399 408305 or 07508 826713.

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