Owner's heartbreak after dog vanishes on Yorkshire Dales peak

SUMMIT MYSTERY: Pepper, who went missing on Whernside, in the Yorkshire Dales, on May 12

SUMMIT MYSTERY: Pepper, who went missing on Whernside, in the Yorkshire Dales, on May 12

First published in News

A CITY of London worker who lost his dog near the summit of the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales has appealed for help to find his beloved pet.

Tony Warrington, of Chelmsford, Essex, said he had spent ten days scouring the area surrounding Whernside since his Jack Russell-pug cross dog Pepper ran off as he approached the top of 736-metre mountain on May 12.

Mr Warrington said the four-year-old dog had leapt over a wall, and despite the clear conditions, he had been unable to find her.

He said: “It is terribly sad and totally out of character for her to run off.

“ I would like to find her dead or alive, and while there is still hope I will continue searching.”

Anyone who has seen Pepper can call 01969-667212.

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7:27pm Fri 23 May 14

agnostic says...

I'm very sorry for the poor man, and obviously he doesn't want to be ticked off at this moment. But anyone who's walking their dog in the Dales should really, really not be tempted to let it off the lead. As in this case, the dog could get an irresistible doggy urge. Or it could go for lambs or nesting birds. Or it could disappear down a hole. And when you get back down off the moor it could crap while you're not looking, and so spread mess and disease.

It's a real pleasure for a dog owner to see a dog enjoying itself untethered - but sometimes, as in this case, it's kinder to keep it on the lead. As a dog owner myself, I do hope Pepper is found.
I'm very sorry for the poor man, and obviously he doesn't want to be ticked off at this moment. But anyone who's walking their dog in the Dales should really, really not be tempted to let it off the lead. As in this case, the dog could get an irresistible doggy urge. Or it could go for lambs or nesting birds. Or it could disappear down a hole. And when you get back down off the moor it could crap while you're not looking, and so spread mess and disease. It's a real pleasure for a dog owner to see a dog enjoying itself untethered - but sometimes, as in this case, it's kinder to keep it on the lead. As a dog owner myself, I do hope Pepper is found. agnostic
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8:17am Sun 25 May 14

darlolady says...

there's always one ready to pass judgement!
there's always one ready to pass judgement! darlolady
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