Reunited: Black & Tan Cross Breed Male

  • Dog ID 10031
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 06 Jul 2007
  • Name YIFTAKI - SIGHTED !
  • Gender & Breed Male Cross Breed
  • Age Adult
  • Colour black & tan
  • Marks & Scars on daily medication. HE IS NERVOUS AND WILL BOLT
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 26 Jun 2007
  • Where Lost Hooley near Croydon
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area CR5
  • Found In Region Scotland
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07810 706149 or 01342 842683 or 020 8203 1956
  • Phone 2 0844 800 3220
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 3156
  • YIFTAKI - SIGHTED !Poster Image
  • YIFTAKI - SIGHTED !Extra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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yipsey
CHEERS AMOON!! YIFTAKI IS STILL MISSING!!! HELP US FIND HIM!!! I THINK THIS DESERVES FRONT PAGE COVERAGE!!! 105 DAYS ON THE RUN!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jackanory
another sighting at 3.30 am in ewell village, certainly sounds like its him... last 3 sightings all close. just need him to hang around long enough now to let us catch him........please boy, give us a break !!!!!!!!!!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
PaulaK
Good luck Xenas mum - no car today so cant help sorry xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostXenas Mum - Area Volunteer, Norfolk
Got to move this on from the 666 posts! Have put posters up at the big roundabout by Tadworth Court - pity my cable ties were a fraction too small for the traffic lights but hope they still have the impact. Tried to cover every entrance and stop point, didn't quite have enough posters, aim to remind everyone travelling from every area in this region where Yiffi has been sighted that he is still out there! ..........Come on yiffy give it up...... PPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSSEEEEEE xxxx Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Phone call to Juliet today, possible sighting at Tadworth again. Being followed up by local help.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Hi all I'm back from Greece and very sad to see that our boy has not yet been caught. Of course I kept in regular contact with Juliet while I was away, so knew that tere's been no sighting for about 3 weeks. This is VERY worrying!! As for the 'person' who says that Yiffy doesn't exist ... what an evil creature he/she is!!! Grateful thanks to everybody who is continuing to search for our Yiffy .... if only he would show up what a tremendous boost that would give us all!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Great to know we have eyes regularly along the river now, and posters too. Just need those much wanted calls to start again. Can I just remind helpers that posters must clearly display the doglost identity, logo, website address and other information as shown on our official posters. We are voluntary as you all know, and this information generates interest on the site as well as for the dog in question. Its soley donations that keep us going so this is vital to our survival. Thank you for your co-operation. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Rhumba
I walk with my 3 dogs along the hogsmill river virtually every day. Yesterday there were still posters up and I have put up some small ones in the copses and on the poo bins, which are still there. If Yiffy is still in this area he would be very comfortable with access to water and food which the people who own houses backing on the park throw over their fence. I know this happens as my greedy lot are always finding bones, sandwiches and other left overs. There is also plenty of cover. I have given a poster to Epsom Riding for the Disabled and will also visit the livery yard in Hook Road where there is a warm hay barn and other cover. My guess is he will break cover only when it gets cold or very wet - anyway we will never give up until we find you, Yiffy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
that should be the REC in Poole Road.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
My guess is he is travelling by night again. I came through Worcester Park, Ewell and the Ruxley Lane area last night and drove around for a while. Not a thing. It wouldn't hurt to get posters along by the Hogsmill pub and Worcester Park areas, as well as the others I mentioned before. In fact if someone could map the river (Hogsmill) and poster along any footpaths, it might bring some calls in? Either direction from the ec in Poole Road. If they have been put up I didn't see them. There are a few junctions around there with none either. I'd love to say I would do them, but as you will all know there are so many dogs missing in this area just now I don't have time to poster for all of them and keep in touch with owners too. Helpers, please do what you can for Yiffi again. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
sandobes
Vets in Ashtead, Epsom, Ewell, Chessington, Sutton, Esher, Thames Ditton, Walton on Thames, Tadworth & Banstead have been re emailed / faxed to ensure they still have Yiftaki's poster up. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Patsy
Have postered this evening as follows: on the edge of Ashtead Common at the Woodfield and put a poster through door of Ashtead Common Estate Office. Postered Broadhurst and Overdale roads where footpaths join the common. Also top of Craddocks Avenue (Epsom end) where walk to Newton Wood begins and also Newton Wood Road, again at footpath leading to the common. Did a few other telegraph poles in between and put poster through door of vets at Craddocks Parade. Ashtead Common wardens have a good map of the common which shows the numbered paths v. clearly - suggest anyone postering the area tomorrow picks one up from the Estate Office. Footpath 34 leads from the Malden Rushett end of the common down south towards the Rye Brook, so we need to poster Malden Rushett, Horton car park on Epsom common and the Wells Estate (Jan S ,Bonny Lee, Ali, Katya??? Anyone free tomorrow?). Re-reading Jackanory's earlier post, it doesn't sound like a very reliable sighting . . . but good luck tomorrow everyone. Sorry, will be in London so cannot help. Px Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
digbysowner
I'll take down any I see around Holmbury/Peaslake etc. Do you really want absolutely all of them down? Should I save them to put other places?Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
yipsey
Yesterday I removed 127 posters from Dorking through to Cranliegh. I did not go to Holmbury St Mary so I am afraid there may be a few out there I was unable to collect. Perhaps someone more local can help with these?Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Many thanks for efforts removing posters ladies.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostXenas Mum - Area Volunteer, Norfolk
Here we go again....... POSSIBLE SIGHTING Poole Road, West Ewell 20:00 hrs tonight. Yipsey has gone for a look around but I don't think it's worth anyone getting out of bed for unless there is any follow on.... Obviously this little man doesn't like sausages!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Sighted heading round the one way system at Bourne Hall last night at mid-night by a bus driver. She will keep an eye out. Heading towards Longmead - Patsy did you get there yesterday? Don't worry just wondered to direct others. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
yipsey
Well after eleven weeks of very hard work I am pleased to announce I have at last had the pleasure of actually seeing Yiftaki. He is so very handsome with head held high and beautiful long tail he passed by me as if I was invisible. Posters were put out through the night and this morning I visited the kind family who sighted him yesterday, just to thank them. Yiftaki please stay safe and well, and please turn around you are heading in the wrong direction!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Trying to stay one step ahead now, I have asked admin to email posters to the following, KT4, 17, 18, 19 and SM2 & 3. Anyone from those areas can you poster as soon as possible after receipt please. Have emailed poster to Epsom & Ewell DW, but will try and catch to speak with too. If our Merlin is looking in, he may be crossing into your territory at any time. Have emailed poster in any case. So we wait again for the phone to ring little man. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jackanory
AT LAST.... a positive sighting by both sue w and yipsey ... after a call from a man in ewell. unfortunatly he was not in the mood to be caught, but both sue and yipsey said he was looking healthy and well fed !! i cannot believe that yipsey and i have been out postering as far as ewhurst/cranleigh and tonight the little bugger was in the road next to ours!!!!! can you believe it !!!! have put sardines in my front garden tonight, come on little man you know you want them !!! nice to meet you sue and paula.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
I can confirm Yiffi is alive and living in and around the Epsom and Ewell border. Yipsey, Jackanory, PaulaK & Patsy as reinforcements (thanks ladies for coming out so late) and myself spend about 4 hours running around the alleyways and roads of the area, trying to head him off each time. Not to be although Yipsey and I had several close encounters and Yipsey has now seen the little devil for herself. It is definitely him and therefore can I ask that all posters recently put up in and aorund the Surrey Hills, A25 Dorking to Shere and maybe beyond, and all the villages, all have the posters removed. It clearly was not him there and they will appreciate a swift response I am sure. I will contact the dog warden for E & E and email a poster over tonight. We gave up after dark and four hours of literally running the streets. The area needs postering but I am sure this will happen at first light. Then we wait for the calls to come in. I fear this boy may be using lots of lives up, he is totally fearless of the roads and people. He is without doubt in survival mode and this will stop any capture. He is not standing still for longer than it takes to get his energy back, before moving on. As awful as it sounds, I think an injury will be the only thing to stop him or slow him enough to be captured. I'm going to try and get hold of a long handled grasp, in the hope of looping him should we meet again - and it seems fate we will! I'm sure there will be more posts added once feet are back on the ground. Great stuff tonight ladies, good teamwork and communication. Until tomorrow, Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Patsy
Good point Sue. Yesterday, I did actually re-positon couple of posters from trees to posts up near Friday Street/Broadmoor area. Wotton Estate and NT are v. keen on their trees (and quite rightly so - this is the most wonderful area of woodland). Also removed a few scruffy old Zara posters, which was sad. Wotton Estate also runs a big shoot and at this time of year here are masses of young pheasants running around. Hope Yiftaki doesn't get into trouble with the keeper. I'll email the land agent, who has been v. understanding in the past. Px Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Great going everyone. Only one comment, which has been raised before but will just remind everyone - please try NOT to poster on trees and poster thoughtfully. These Surrey villages are proud of their environment and we need them on side. There are lots of public footpath signs, BT poles and lamposts to use instead. Yiffi we need you to give up the chase little one and come into the warm. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Fly
What a gorgeous little Greek chap he is. Its got to be soon now, with all these sightings. All the yiftaki helpers do such a great job, too.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
piratedog
Good luck everyone I am sure your hard work and patience will be rewarded soon.Come on Yiftaki xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Tracy2306
He's absolutely adorable! Come on Yiftaki sweetheart - time to come home! x x x Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Penel
Just to say I am keeping an eye out still, every day, for him - but no sightings. Lots of the posters look very waterlogged and blurry now.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostXenas Mum - Area Volunteer, Norfolk
At least the article in the paper today will help make up for any soggy posters. By the way rain seems to affect red more than black so suggest phone numbers are printed in black if possible. Yiftaki would you mind giving yourself up before we replace what must be 1000 posters! Keep safe little one.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
LesleyM
Haven't posted anything lately but have been up to Epsom Downs frequently over the past week or so. Live in Hooley and have been keeping an eye on the posters, have also been in touch with Ann and Juliet. Will be up at Buckland Road/Sportsman tonight when I get in from work. Hopefully the net is closing in. Good Luck everyone.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
doglover123
So near yet so far. He has to give in soon the rascal. Fingers crossed it will be sooner than later. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
UNKNOWN
Not in my area but keeping tabs on the search. Fingers crossed that the net is closing in. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
muns
Definitely keeping you all on your toes-what a little character he appears to be. Do hope you get him home soon M xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
For 2 years prior to coming over, Yiftaki has been cared for by a Greek lady who has a number of other rescued dogs. However, he didn't want to 'socialise' with them (he's in fact scared of big dogs), so Despoina put a kennel just outside her gate (the street where she lives is not busy, but nearby was a school, hence him being used to childrens' voices) and that's where she also fed him etc .... in 2 years he was there, he never went further than 100 feet from his 'house' .... that's why I'm concerned. He is NOT a confident dog. I'm not saying he's feeling 'human emotions', but I've been involved with helping animals in Greece for nearly 20 years & met thousands of strays over the years (during my annual visits to those we support) .... many have been through a lot of trauma and are so scared, they run away if you as much as look at them, never mind touch them. That's why sedatives often have to be used to catch them ... they don't know that there are kind people who want to help them ... just like our Yiftaki doesn't know we all want to help him!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Ashtead Common ranger is aware of Yiftaki's disappearance. Please make sure you don't poster the trees on the common, we have co-operation from the rangers and they are of great help to doglost. There are lots of wooden posts around the perimeter if not already done. There are a few local regular helpers who cover the area, which may be the ones seen in Farm Lane. Glad to see Hooley is still being watched. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
zadms84
stay safe little man ! he is a clever dog, hope he comes home soon I read about him everyday wish I was in the area to help you.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Harvard
i will be going over the heath tomorrow with the horse and alfie (lulu's brother) i will keep my beadie eye out for our little runaway. I also have a friend at dents farm which is at the very end of buckland way and her stables are right by the entrance on the path so i will ask her to keep an eye out, and she is very good she chased my friend friday thinking that it was lulu as she saw the dog go past but it was actually my friend with lulu's sister!!!! keep up the good work he will be home safely to Ann soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Sadie Jane
I have seen a little white/tan terrier straying a few times, always coming out of the Rec in Buckland Road, stopped the car once as was concerned about it but it shot into Rookery(another speedy one).I presumed it lived there.I'm guessing the two chums nip through a back fence onto the heath for their adventures. Yiftaki may not be keen on humans but has no doubt rumbled where there's folk there's food, note he took advantage of bin day(Friday), must have been quite a feast.Now he has his doggy chum hopefully they will travel via the heath to their base and keep off the roads, hope so. Terrier owner could be feeding both dogs without realising what a celebrity Yiftaki is????? Will keep a look out this evening when I'm out.......Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
garthy
be safe and hurry home Yiftaki p.g.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jacky-uk
He sounds a very clever little dog, certainly giving you lot the run around! Does he have a sense of humour I wonder? - one of our dogs certainly does - he'll grab my grandchildrens socks and pull them off because he knows they think its hilarious xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
If you read back through some posts, everybody is very much aware that Yiftaki is not to be approached, if seen, never mind 'grabbed'! In fact he would never allow anybody to get close enough. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Keelah
Vesna and i have spoken about PR and the press releases continue to be sent until they are run. In terms of his fear, of course he is frightened and we all know why. the important thing is we have a good network of local peopel who are keeping an eye out for him and we now know the small geographical area in which he seems to be staying. good luck and come on yiftaki.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Sadie Jane
I live in Lower Kingswood where he's been sighted,I've spotted him twice while he's been on the run, 1st time must have been when he first escaped, many weeks ago when I chased him off the 217 on a Tuesday evening, near Fox on the Hill-he did a better job than me of avoiding the traffic but vanished into a sidestreet and just disappeared. My son and I spotted him near the Sportsman on 6 July and followed him on bikes for a good while as we'd just seen the posters, not realising at the time it was probably Yiftaki's worst nightmare, though seems he likes kids and my son said he kept stopping and looking back then racing off again, must say he was quick, he got much closer than I, being younger and fitter! That time Yiftaki scuttled into Margery Wood from the bridlepath and again vanished. Off out now in the area of Colley Hill, Margery Wood to walk my dog and cycle later so will have eyes pealed and some food,just in case. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
kennelmaid
Only just seen this - What an adventure this little boy is having! Sounds like he'll soon be home though. Very best wishes from Derbyshire. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
doglover123
I am so pleased you have had a positive sighting. It will just be a matter of time and lots of patience. I am willing him to come home .Stay safe sweetie. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Anyone who does meet him should call for help on one of the numbers available and keep well away. Follow at a safe long distance if necessary. Do not run in any circumstance. If you loose him its OK, so long as he didn't think his safety was threatened. This is not going to happen overnight and its better to track him for days, than loose him again. If you can get a photo on your mobile great, but again with discretion.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
LauraMc
Am posting using my friend's details because my registration hasn't been approved yet. I saw this dog at Mogador tonight - phoned my friend who I know has been helping look for him, and two ladies - assume Ann and Juliette - came to look for him as we were leaving. When I saw him, he was with a white and tan terrier, that often strays up there - he lives on Buckland Rd, owned by an older retired gentleman. They were running shoulder to shoulder, they obviously know each other - so I would suggest you find out where the old guy lives, and see if he has seen Yiftaki in his garden. There is always the possibility he is living in his garden and hasn't been spotted. From my experience in the past, with trapping feral cats - I can tell you, the fear in this dog's eyes - he will not come near people - I had all my 5 dogs with me, including a bitch in season (on a long lead) and he was not in the slightest bit tempted to come near us - he ran like the wind away from us. My opinion is that your only chance of catching him will be with a trap - leave it un-set for a few days, perhaps in the garden of his friend the white and tan terrier - baited with food.... when the food is reliably being taken - then you set it. I think this is your only chance of catching him. I am there every day, with all my dogs - and today is the first time I have seen him - so he is very very good at hiding.... hope this helps - will obviously be in touch if I see him again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Princess Elle:
Good Luck tonight everyone. Hope the little fella is home soon. Will put in extra good luck thoughts throughout tonight and especially at 11pm. C'mon Yiftaki, trust those around you.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Good to see he seems to have surfaced again. If he is still loose come monday morning, the dog warden should be alerted. Very helpful when we thought Merlin the Lurcher was in the same area. Have all the farms and riding stables been alerted in and around the area? Vesna has my telephone numbers if you want anymore advice or me to come out. Only 10 minutes from Mogador area. Don't want too many descending on the area looking or he will disappear again. I am in and out most of tomorrow, but around all day sunday. If I can come out, I will - let me know. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
JeanWH
Funny you should mention sausages, many years ago a friend of mine has lost a dog that was running scared in some woodland. She recovered her by taking out a camping stove and frying sausages. Hunger overcame caution and they were reunited.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
doglady
What should be ask not if anyone can talk to animals But who can talk Greek and then say sausages in Greek. Come little man time to give your self up. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
alanjamieson
Oh i do hope you all get lucky tonight Y iftaki please allow yourself to be caught you have a loveley new home to go to Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Unknown
Come on little man be a just a little bit braver and be caught so you go to the people who love you. Stay safe darling Yiftaki xxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Eve
This is looking sooo promising! Did he actually take food from them? Stay safe & give yourself up to one of the many kind people out there xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Not known
Have spoken to Juliet, apparently the searchers have found a person who actually fed Yiftakis early this morning when he was rummaging through the bin. This was in Mogador Rd. Im sure the ladies will report all when they get near a computer. Well done everyone, keep up the good workLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostTeddys Mum - Area Volunteer, West London
So pleased. Nearly home. Get those pilchards down and sit tight he WILL come for them. Good luck...judyLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
dillondog
This is such good news, here's hoping he'll give himself up now. Come on little fella, hometime xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Just over an hour ago, Yiftaki was sighted in Rookery Way, off Buckland Road ........ Ann K. came 'face to face' with him ... he stopped for a moment, barked at her and ran off (but not in panic). He is limping a bit. If anybody can go to the area, please call Juliet on: 01342 842 683 - she has the phone numbers of those who are already in the area. The idea is of course to see if an opportunity presents itself to catch him (only if he runs into a garden which has a gate / tall fence etc) ... else just to assess his next move. It's a week since the last sighting (apart from last night), so at least we now know he's OK!! What a relief!! How I wish that he would just give himself up!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Harvard
I have spoken to the farmer regarding both yifi and lulu and he hasnt seen either but is going to keep an eye out for them bothLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
I have sent a letter to editors of several newspapers. The post printed one article and the editor of Purley and Croydon Advertiser said he would put something in, but wondered if Purley & Croydon are not too far out of the areas where Yiftaki has been seen. I don't know the area at all, so just follow advice I'm given. I had contacted the Surrey Mirror as well, but am not sure anything was pinted there. Re postmen being approached ... I will ask Juliet if this has been done, but several Dog Lost helpers have been really great & helped a lot (Ann K Yipsey Jackanory and a couple of others I'm not sure of their names of course Tracey and Lou from the kennels too). xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
UNKNOWN
Have only just read through this thread, as I noticed the picture of Yiftaki who looks like one of my Lancashire Heelers. Wish you all the very best of luck in the search for this poor little lad. Sorry I am not in the area to help.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
dillondog
Vesma, ask for help at Orchard Cottage Riding Stables in Babylon Lane, have pm'd you contact names etc, they ride on Walton Heath and by the Sportsman all the time. Good luck xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Harvard
I have a friend who keeps her horses at Dents Farm which is just off the heath down Buckland Avenue I will call her and ask her to keep a look out for him as she rides round the area everydayLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
A woman riding her horse has just called Juliet, to say she has just seen Yiftaki coming out of the woods (11am) at the end of MOGADOR ROAD ... Mogador ... near SPORTSMAN PUB ..... heading towards the WALTON HEATH GOLF COURSE .......... Is anybody near enough to go there & have a look around and speak to a few people??Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Houndlove
Hi everyone. I'm one of the kennel-hands who looked after Yiftaki before he was homed. I just wanted to say two things - Firstly, after several years of being involved in animal welfare in one way or another I'd started to lose my faith in human nature, but the people on this website have changed that. Thank you all for caring so much as about Yiftaki (and the other missing dogs). I can assure you he is the sweetest little guy and deserves all your concern. The second thing is that its impossible to overstate how frightened this little boy is of people. It took a good couple of weeks at the kennels before he stopped looking at us like possible axe murderers, so I guess what I'm saying is that if you spot him but he runs away from you its in no way a reflection of your "doggy skills" - he just can't override his own fear of us two legs. I go out as often as I can in the hope that he remembers my voice, as does my colleague Tracy. I kind of feel that of all the dogs in our care, he probably has the best chance of surviving until we get him back - and we will get him back. My little man Yiffy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Harvard
Hi all, I had sight of Yiftaki Friday night around 12 in Star Lane Hooley, looked like he was heading back towards Church Lane. I checked on my way to work this morning and all the posters are still up around the hooley/chipstead area where they kept taking them downLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jackanory
yes thats very encouraging eve. i have just read caseys story (reunited 27/02/06 ) she was out for 2.5 months over winter !! same as yiftaki too nervous to be caught but many sighting and in same area and winning her confidence with food and patience and lots more patience......... have a read vesna hope it gives you hope.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Eve
Another clever dog that was "reeled in" slowly was Casey, a beagle from the south west area. Come on little Yiftaki - so many people care about your safe return x!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
SueW
Can I direct you to Maddies page, RH2, reunited. It was weeks of patience and plotting that got her back safely. Rushing into 'trapping' may do the opposite and scare the dog away from the area. A regular place of sighting will let us know if it is safe to do so, rather than loads all over just in case he appears here. I know its hard waiting for that moment, but its worth it. There will also be calls that are not relevant to being him, but people see missing dogs on a poster and often convince themselves that its the one they have seen. Regulars on here will knw the times we have run all over the county for the same dog - i.e. Merlin the lurcher. The call will come one day that is 'the' sighting we need. Keep up the posters, they will need refreshing. JanS did you or anyone email the rangers at Ashtead Freemans? I take it all the vets and rescues etc in the Surrey area are also done, should he be taken in injured? Yes I know he is chipped, but not worth leaving anything to chance. Ali have the 'favourite' haunts of the Coulsdon area been postered - in case?Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Yes there is, because they're expensive and get stolen regularly - which is why most rspcas and dog wardens don't have them. You don't sit right next to it but near it and use scenting to aid it. In semi rural areas there is often a problem with also trapping cats as well as the usual foxes - and as its our trap we'll be responsible for anything inside it. I'm sure i don't also need to remind regulars of Will who was caught in a trap last year and stolen from it, only to subsequently be run over on an escape attempt from the theives. If there is a way of securely chaining the trap somewhere then it may be possible for less regular visits but still doesn't avoid the other issues. Ann - I'll get CJ to pm you.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Ann traps need to be manned 24 hrs a day and a set scenting route practised. It can take days or weeks to catch a dog. Drop a PM to Calamity Jane and check out if the SE trap has been returned to us yet or is still in use. Only one trap is requried if at all, multiple traps could confuse yiftaki enormously.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Yiftaki was seen in Broad Walk at 12.30am ... he then crossed Church Lane, went into Church Lane Avenue, then left into Star Lane .... and it's likely that he then went back towards the Church. So it looks as like he's back where hestarted from ..............Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Juliet just phoned me to say there was a message on her answering machine, to say Yiftaki was sighted at 3.15pm at the top of CHURCH LANE in HOOLEY ......... exactly the road from where he 'disappeared'!!! If only the person who called Juliet had called me as well, as two GAR supporters were in the area!!! I've been here all day, waiting for 'the' phone call which would tell us he has been sighted!! PLEASE, whoever lives near there, can you drive around the area and be on the lookout for Yiftaki!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jackanory
mmmmm... trying to make sense of yiftakis movements .. doesnt make it easy does he !!! sightings 1-5 all on the chipstead side of the a217 ie,chipstead lower kingswood and woodmansterne. sightings 6 and 7 on other side as is 9, ie 6) hurst lane walton on hill, 7) walton heath golf coarse, 9) chalk lane, epsom, all these times and dates make sense untill you come to 8) back over the a217 to chipstead high rd. it is 2 days after the previous sighting on walton heath golf course ,so perfectly possible but why would he do that and then come all the way back to epsom 2 days later ? kind of help if the 8th siting was mistaken id but i see someone else has just claimed to have seen him that day in that area or is this the same person ? come on little fella please stay put !!! just in case this helps any one out there: 1st sighting chipstead 26 june eve 2nd " mark edge lane 5 july ? 3rd " a217 / buckland rd 6 july am ? 4th " rectory lane woodmansterne 6 july 7.50pm 5th " " " " " 6 july 8.00pm 6th " hurst lane walton on hill 7 july 10.30am 7th " walton heath golf coarse 8 july 9.45pm 8th " chipstead high rd/ whitehill 10 july ? 9th " chalk lane epsom 12th july 7.30pm Any ideas any one ??????????????????????????????????????????????????? Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Harvard
Hi I live on Markedge Lane just off the High Road at Chipstead when I was out looking for Lulu last night a lady in Church Lane by us said that she had seen Yaftaki on Hogscross 10/7/07 but ran off through the woods before she could do anything. I will be out in the area of Chipstead & Hooley tonight giving out posters for Lulu so I will try and find out any more informationLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Just had a phone call from a woman who seems sure to have seen Yiftaki on Chalks Lane at around 7.30pm .... near Epsom hospital - she was visiting her mother, hence the delay in calling.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Just had a phone call from a woman who drove past Yiftaki around noon YESTERDAY ... he seemed to be coming from Shabdon Park area and running up Chipstead High Road ... towards White Hill and Walton. She said that he appeared to be nervous, which is not at all surprising. If only he would let himself be caught!!!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Unknown
Gosh you all are doing a great job here getting Yiftaki back home you will be rewarded I am sure when you catch him. Stay safe little man until you are found xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jacky-uk
How sbout printing loads of flyers and taking to the local schools. Check with secretary first and either hand out at gate or ask the school to do it for you. School funds would be glad of reward, and children are good spotters! x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Millys Mum
Come on home, you sweet little boy but, in the meantime, stay safe. Hope today brings the result you've been waiting for. Keeping every crossed 'this end' that Yiftaki will be back home very soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Jan S
Just the message I was going to put on ! Seen in HURST ROAD, OFF EBBISHAM LANE, WALTON ON THE HILL AT 9.45 this morning.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
A horse rider saw Yiftaki at around 10.30am on/in Walton-on-the-Hill ... hHurst Lane (or could be road) ... near the pony club ..... Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Ali-W
Just got in having driven all round Rectory lane, Woodmansterne. Stopped to talk to lots of kids but no joy. Drove on to Buckland Road and Kingswood School but too dark to see anything. Apologies to anyone who was driving behind me as we were only doing about 15mph. Will have another go tomorrow.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
doglady
Hope this is Yiftaki also there is a travelers sight up that way to he is surrounded by lots of fields so lots to eat, if looking map out to where every one is looking so that you do not cross, also some of the small holdings look to them. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Yiftaki has been seen on Rectory Lane (near Woodmanston?) about 40 minutes ago ... he appears to have crossed A217 several times (!!), which is very worrying. He was also sighted near Kingswood school (Lower Kingswood) ....... He seems to be criss-crossing the same area well, within 5 mile radius. When looking for him and in case managing to get close, it would be good to have something tasty to throw him .... maybe he would allow himself to be approached & caught. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
jacky-uk
I can't bear this - come on you lot, there's nothing on the telly! Wish I was near x x come home soon Yiftaki x x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
katia
waiting for Ali to pick me up, we're on the way KatiaLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
I just had a phone call from a woman who saw him only about 10 minutes ago .... He was running up RECTORY LANE. I'm worried sick that he will cross the road one time too many and ........... well, it doesn't bear thinking about!!! If anybody can go to the area, PLEASE take with you a lead (or a piece of rope, if you don't have a dog lead) and maybe a chunk of cheese or something similar ................ Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Jan S
THIS Buckland Road is a turning off the A217 at LOWER KINGSWOOD. OPPOSITE THE FOX PUB. The school is Kingswood School. Just spoken to Nikki from ECR, there have been several sightings today and it seems definite that it is him. One lady described how she closed her eyes in horror as he ran across the A217 and he has been seen going back across and in the area of the Anmial Mission along there. But mainly near the school. It is unfortunate that it's the weekend if he is attracted to the sound of the children, that could have been a good place to trap him. I am going to try and get out there later this evening but not sure if I can at the moment.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
alanjamieson
acording to the person i spoke too the dog did not have a coller or harnessLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Eve
Is this the Buckland Road out of Reigate? That's the A25 and quite a way from Star Lane I think. Once he is in an area I would imagine he will stay there so long as he is not frightened off and then as Vesna says he may be able to be coaxed into an area which can be closed off. Come on little Yiftaki, show yourself.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
The last year or so in Greece, he has been living in the fron garden of a woman who has a number of other rescued dogs. Despoina lives almost opposite a school, so Yiftaki is used to childrens' voices ad he's had a few cuddles from some of them ..... so the school area would definitely be a place where he would 'hang around' ............. if only he could be coaxed into an area of the school which can be 'closed off' - to kind of 'trap' him in a small area from where he can't escape. Whose is this tel. number: 07960984966 ??? Juliet tried to call it - no reply. In an hour or so, Bruce, an excellent dog trainer we know, will arrive in the area with his dogs ............. fingers crossed ... I'm so on edge, so apprehensive ....Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Tracy2306
What a heart rending story. Stay safe Yiftakis little man - you have so many wonderful people looking for you and ready to give you all the love you so deserve and have been deprived of for so long!! I wish I could be there for you myself! Lots of special love and kisses Tracy x x Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Englishlynn
He looks like a lancashire heeler in the picture, and older than 3yrs, but he has had a tuff start.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
He was in kennels for about 7 weeks prior to being rehomed and he had started to relax and even wag his tail when he saw the 'kennel girls' ... a couple of them have been helping with the searches .... the local dog warden - Lorraine - has been of great help too. What is needed is 2-3 more sightings, to determine how/where he tend to be moving around and possibly sleeping ......... Yes, catching him will not be easy, but we can't just wait around for him to go to those looking for him .... Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF YIFTAKIS on MARK EDGE LANE (near 'Fanny's Farm') .... which goes to the High Road towards Reigate Hill ........... If it is Yiftakis, it looks like he has stayed in the area where he disappeared .... Shirley, who was going to adopt him (I say 'going to' bcause he will not be going back there, because as nice as she is, we can't risk losing Yiftakis again if all ends well .....) lives in Hooley .... PLEASE, you good people, those of you who live in the area or know somebody who does, can you/they drive / walk around and look for our 'little gypsy' .... I don't know the area at all ... we live in North London ... I feel so helpless sitting here pounding the keys, my heart racing ......Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Many thanks to everybody who has been helping to find our 'little gypsy' it's encouraging to know that so many people care about him. Was it Nikki who wrote his details on the 'message board' abobe?? It should be noted that at the time of Yiftaki going missing, he was wearing a DARK GREEN HARNESS and he DID HAVE A TAG hanging from his collar, with a mobile phone number. It's possible that he wriggled out of the harness, but unless somebody removed his collar, it should still have the tag on. We are awfully concerned that there have been no sightings at all. He is too scared to approach any humans, though we had hoped that hunger would bring him out of hiding ... poor fella! Thank you all once again for your help ... Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Keelah
press release done and sent to surrey advertiser, coulsden and purley advertiser, tv and radio - any other papies that cover this area that I need to contact? please let me know!Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
lfry
Tonight I will search around Chipstead Stationand also in Banstead woods (on the opposite side of the road) as I'll be there with my own dog tonight. Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Unknown
Hurry home little man stay safe until you are found darling xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Vesna
Yiftaki - which means 'little gypsy' - was rescued from a rubbish dump in Greece. Every year, our charity (UK registered), Greek Animal Rescue, bring here a small number of dogs for rehoming. Yiftaki went missing a few hours after he went to his new home in Hooley, though we didn't know about it until the following day. The 'adopter' was told to be very careful when she opens the front door and to keep him on the lead until he bonds with her .......... The phone number above (01342 842 683) is actually Juliet's, one of GAR Trustees and the main 'home-checkers' .... If anybody can help distribute the posters, I can email it to them - I 'designed' it in Photo Shop, so it's all (text and picture) one file. When Yiftaki went missing, he was wearing a dark green harness and on his collar was a tag with a mobile phone number. We are VERY concerned about the poor boy, as there have been no sightings of him since he was seen in Chipstead on the evening of his 'disappearance'. He must be feeling very scared and hugry too, which we hoped would bring him out of hiding ..... but is he still OK??? We beg everybody who lives in the area (and further) to PLEASE help us find our 'little gypsy' ....Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Unknown
Poster has been e mailed out to local helpers. Jan a poster up at the hospital would be helpful.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Jan S
Just spoken to Nikki at ECR who is helping the elderly owner of this dog. At the moment she is trying to get a picture of the found dog from the finders 'cos it is quite a way out of the area he was lost. This one is not wearing a harness either. Also trying to get picture of Yaftaki himself. From what she has gathered so far she doesn't think it is him.....fingers crossed obviously, stranger things have happened. But please if you are in the Chipstead area don't stop looking YET.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
louiser
my friend has found a black/tan dog of simular description, have given her owners phone number, keeping everything crossed, hope it is himLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
doglover123
I do hope this little boy is soon found. Stay safe sweetie. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Jan S
This little chap has been rescued from Greece and has only been in this country a couple of months. He is described as a dachshund/terrier X. Very timid, unlikely to approach a person but might go up to another dog. Last seen walking up Chipstead High Street. Hoping to get a picture soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18
Unknown
Owner can be contacted on 01342 842683 or 07810 706149. Awaiting photo.Last edited: 2010-05-11 01:17:18

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