Hampstead Heath searched for dog lost 130 miles away after possible sighting
Cody the collie cross disappeared in Worcester after being scared by a firework
06 July, 2017 — By Tom Foot
Cody, ‘rescue dog who had a dreadful start in life’
OWNERS of a dog lost 130 miles away in Worcester have been scouring Hampstead Heath after a possible sighting.
Male collie cross Cody is believed to have been spotted scrabbling through rubbish bags in the Vale of Health weeks after his sudden disappearance from the cathedral city.
Schoolteacher Sarah Cronin said the normally-nervous five-year-old vanished after an exploding firework “caused him to bolt” out of the back of their garden on June 1.
She said: “He has somehow made it 130 miles in the four weeks he has been missing and is now loose somewhere on Hampstead Heath. I have been down to the area to put up posters and given some pictures to the park wardens.”
Ms Cronin said there had been a “widespread campaign” on social media, radio and in the Worcester Evening News to find Cody, “a rescue dog who had a dreadful start in life and this has made him very wary of strangers”.
A photo of a dog eating on the pavement was posted on a pet-finding website. She added: “Someone contacted us to say they had seen a dog similar to ours eating out of a bin in the Vale of Health. They kindly took a picture and sent it to us on social media. It looks like our dog.”
Have you seen Cody? Call 07885 989365.