Stolen pedigree bulldog could be in Mansfield or Skegby
A heartbroken ‘nana’ is pleading for the safe return of her son’s stolen dog which went missing from its Derbyshire home eight months ago and could be in the Mansfield or Skegby area.
Thieves took the adult female called Sasha from a back garden in Ilkeston in September 2020.
She was stolen after being lifted over a six-foot high fence along with ‘her beloved companion’ Patch, who has since been returned home.
Now Tracey Sterry, 55, is appealing for help to find her 37-year-old son Adrian’s beloved pedigree bulldog who remains missing and is believed to be in Mansfield or Skegby – where he used to live.
Tracey and friends in Mansfield and Ilkeston have mounted a campaign to bring Sasha home, with her disappearance even featured in the Sunday Times.
“We were heartbroken when they were both stolen,” said Tracey, who lives in Boston and Adrian in Grantham.
"Patch came back to us a month later. We were elated and he was so happy – he was all over me, his ‘nana’, like a rash!
"We still need help to find Sasha, she is sweet natured. It has given me sleepless nights wondering what has happened.
"She must be frightened and wonder where we are. It’s been eight months, but we are not giving up.”
"We think she could be in the Skegby, Mansfield, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire or Ilkeston areas and are asking people if they see a bulldog like her to get in touch. She is quite distinctive.”
Sasha, who is micro-chipped, is described as black, with a white flash on her head, a pinky-white patch on the side of her face and has a white body.
Tracey said: "When the dogs were taken, neighbours had said they had seen four lads walking the dogs on a field at Ilkeston. Somebody must know something. We have had people ringing asking me for money for information, but we are not giving any money.
“There are six women in the Mansfield and Ilkeston areas who have formed online group ‘Sasha’s Little Helpers’. So far, the response to their appeals has been overwhelming but we still need our Sasha to come home.
"Please contact us if you see her.”
- Anyone with information should contact 07513 987 029.