Stolen: Brown And White Shetland Sheepdog Male

  • Dog ID 149386
  • Status Stolen
  • Registered 08 Oct 2019
  • Name FINGAL AKA FINN
  • Gender & Breed Male Shetland Sheepdog
  • Age Elderly
  • Colour Brown and White
  • Marks & Scars Large sebaceous cyst on left flank
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Investigating Force Staffordshire Police
  • Date Lost 05 Oct 2019
  • Where Lost Hopwas Wood (Church Gate) near Tamworth
  • Lost In Region Central
  • Lost In Post Area B78
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Vanished about 1.00pm on Saturday 5th October whilst on a regular walk in Hopwas Woods, Tamworth. Despite a large scale search of the area there have been no reported sightings of Fingal. His disappearance is being investigated by the Police & anyone in the area on that day is urged to come forward in the hope they may have seen something LARGE REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN OF FINGAL
  • Phone 1 07904999935
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Colin
  • Views 5739
  • Alerts Sent 109
  • FINGAL AKA FINNPoster Image
  • FINGAL AKA FINNExtra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
Updated Fingals post on National Group x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Fingal is still missing & information available suggests that he has been stolen, this has been reported to the Police who are carrying out initial inquiries, status updated to stolen pending CRN x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
FB posts bumped & retweeted for Fingal x
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
In Countrymans Weekly 6th Nov
sheltielover
Where are you Fingal.

DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
MEDIA COVERAGE FOR FINGAL https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/dog-stolen-hopwas-woods-leaving-17093083
DogLostSarahG - Area Volunteer, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire
There is a post on Spotted:Kenilworth - copied below - posted 3 hours ago -
Has anybody lost a red collie/sheltie type dog with a collar and brass tag at the Greenway Was running towards Balsall Common way but then ran back towards Kenilworth. Won't come to us as scared.
Carolynl
Sorry to see that dear Fingal is still missing 😢...all paws and everything xd 🤞🙏 that he will be found safe soon and reunited...thoughts are with Fingal and his family 💔...Please stay safe sweetheart until you are found ❤ 🐾 x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Fingals family are terribly worried for him & are offering a large reward for Fingals safe return, poster updated x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you Jenkins I am in contact with Colin & am aware of the possibility that Fingal was stolen & have advised accordingly, the family have been incredibly proactive with a good deal of local support but sadly Fingal is still missing x
DogLostJenkins-Admin for Found Dogs
Colin ..if you have a crime reference number please email this to stolen@doglost.co.uk quoting reference 149386 to have status changed to stolen.
sheltielover
Staffordshire Police confirmed: “Officers are investigating reports that a Shetland sheepdog was stolen from Hopwas Woods in Tamworth.
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/dog-stolen-hopwas-woods-leaving-17093083?fbclid=IwAR1bu9w-T27a6FbKv11pBKkzLZWcNsq6i0XkhiLFjb-fdeaIyfNpOn63VMg
barann
I would recommend a search in the undergrowth. I have noticed Drone SAR are trying to get you pilots out tomorrow which us great. Did he have a lead or collar on which could yrap him in the bushes i am at work tomorrow but maybe getting a search party sorted to search the undergrowth. A thermal imaging camera would be best. They can be hired from Jewsons.
Colin
We drove there but we actually only live about 200 yards away and had been elsewhere first. We haven’t done a fingertip search but the size of the area (nearly 400 acres) perhaps would make this impractical. We have looked in the immediate area - as a sheepdog/collie he always stayed on the familiar path and didn’t ever run into the undergrowth. What do you think?
barann
Colin i am assuming you have been advised to leave items of clothing belonging to the person Finn is most bonded too and not his own bedding from where he was lost. Did you walk or drive there. Has a fingertip search of undergrowth on hands n knees been undertaken in case he is caught up.
Colin
Thank you barann for your kind offer. Many dog walkers have been looking but no sightings yet. Any further help would be welcome. He was last seen just inside the wood gate at the top of Church Drive. He is an old and slow dog so we suspect he has been taken but can’t be sure. Please give me a call on 07904999935 if you would like any further information.
barann
Hi colin. I am local and would be happy to help you look over the weekend. I am free saturday afternoon and sunday. Please let me know if you need an extra pair of eyes. Is the place lost near the canal path at all. Was Fingal lost in the woods?Last edited: 2019-10-09 22:44:33 by barann
Colin
Yes, we have contacted the army base. The range warden has not seen him but is continuing to look. Thank you for your suggestion and for continuing to search.
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
scruffsgrooming
Has Army base been notified to keep an eye?....Spotted Tamworth facebook page? will keep an eye open when over there....
Colin
Thank you Claudia for your kind comments ...it is a very difficult time for us.
Claudia
I am sorry he is lost and good luck finding him I really hope you find him soon. My love and prays are with you. X
Colin
Sorry, we have had Fingal since he was a puppy from the Mohnesee kennel.
Claudia
Hi did he used to be called Eric and does he have a sister called willow. Thanks.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Thanks Lisa. Would owners be able to approach the army to help search while training as wood is closed ?

Wed 9 Oct
7.30am to 5.30pm
Long Ranges Troop Shelter In Use Hopwas Woods Closed
Thur 10 Oct
7.30am to 11.59pm
Long Ranges Troop Shelter In Use Hopwas Woods Closed
Fri 11 Oct
7.30am to 1pm
Long Ranges Troop Shelter In Use Hopwas Woods Closed
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Fingal is still missing, despite the efforts of his family both in searching & raising awareness, there have been no sightings reported, yes Millypod it is the same area x
DogLostScruffy Dog - Central Team Volunteer
Please check https://www.facebook.com/inloboro/photos/a.143566849317915/959667311041194/?type=3&theater
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter. Any updates on Fingal please ?

Is this the same area as the #Tamworth5 allegedly went missing?
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
Details shared to DogLost.co.uk Facebook Group and tweeted @DogLostUK https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1185755573926744064Last edited: 2019-10-20 04:13:05 by Sharon - Social Media Team
DogLostScruffy Dog - Central Team Volunteer
Shared FB to Doglost Central
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Email sent with basic advice & further information requested x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Alerts sent to helpers in B77-79.

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