The owner of a missing greyhound is still hoping he will return home safe and well although she knows his life is at risk.
The black greyhound, known as Bossley, needs daily medication for his epilepsy and it’s now six days since he was last seen at his home in Dozens Bank, between West Pinchbeck and Pode Hole, at 8pm on Friday.
Owner Sharon Saberton told us she’s hardly slept since the pet she’s had for eight years went missing.
She said: “I don’t know whether I’m coming or going – I don’t know how I got through the week.”
• Monday, 10.52am: Fears are growing for a missing greyhound who may die without vital medication for his epilepsy.
The black greyhound, known as Bossley, was last seen in Dozens Bank, between West Pinchbeck and Pode Hole, at 8pm on Friday when he slipped through a gate that had been left open by a visitor.
Owner Sharon Saberton said the eight-year-old has never wandered away from home before – and she fears her pet may have been picked up by someone who mistakenly believes he’s an abandoned ex-racing dog.
Sharon and her family were hot on Bossley’s heels but couldn’t find him.
Between 25-30 people helped search for Bossley on Saturday but the dog remains missing without trace.
Sharon said: “He doesn’t run anywhere. Bossley’s a moocher.”
She said he has medication every day for his epilepsy.
“If he doesn’t have his medication, he isn’t going to last another week,” she said.
Bossley also suffers from sleep aggression – becoming fierce and growling when woken – and Sharon fears anyone who takes him in as a rescue may misunderstand that and have him put down.
She said Bossley broke a stifle joint – the dog equivalent of a kneecap – on his back right leg some years ago and has a slightly faltering gait but not quite a limp.
Bossley is microchipped and earmarked.
• Anyone who has seen Bossley is asked to call Sharon on 07843 655003.