Surrey

Windlesham dogs disappear sparking Surrey Police alert

Archie
Image caption Archie, a brown and white male cavalier King Charles spaniel, was last seen in Chertsey Road

A spate of dog disappearances in a Surrey village has led to police warnings to owners not to leave their pets unattended.

The alert was raised in Windlesham, near Lightwater, after three dogs went missing within a fortnight in September. All are still missing.

Surrey Heath neighbourhood inspector James Norbury said: "We are advising owners to be alert and extra vigilant."

He urged people to report any suspicious incidents.

'Clearly distressing'

Insp Norbury added: "At this stage there is no evidence the disappearances were thefts or linked and we urge anyone aware of any suspicious incidents to report them."

Surrey Heath Borough Council's dog warden service issued a statement which said these were "clearly distressing incidents" and losing a pet could be devastating.

It said: "We want people to be aware of these disappearances so they can take care and not leave their pets unattended anywhere."

Bonnie, a black and white terrier Jack Russell, was last seen on 14 September.

Evie, a grey Cairn terrier with a red collar and address tag, was last seen at her home address in Hatton Hill on 19 September.

And Archie, a brown and white male cavalier King Charles spaniel, was last seen in Chertsey Road on 24 September.

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