Author Topic: Dotty collie female lost on fells Brotherswater nr Patterdale Cumberland CA11  (Read 1447 times)

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Owner's Name: Rory Hodgson
Email*: marymarshall@talktalk.net
Preferred Phone No*: 01539443313
Alternative Phone No: 07824717370
Lost/Stolen/Found?*: Lost
Dog Name (If known): Dotty
Dog Breed*: Border Collie
Dog Gender*: Female
Dog Colour*: Black and White
Dog Age (Approx.)*: 2 years
Details of how dog was lost/stolen/found*: DOTTY THE MISSING COLLIE

Dottie disappeared on November25th November on Hartstop above How, near Hart Crag and Dove Crag above Patterdale.
She was working with her young owner Rory Hodgson from High Borrans Farm in Windermere.

Rory is distraught, and desperately worried about Dotty being missing in this appalling weather. She must be cold, hungry, exhausted and bewildered.

Someone might have picked her up and taken her to a vet, rescue centre or local police. We need to catch people's attention. Can you help us by running the story?

Many of the people who followed the Find Jasper campaign are involved.

Unfortunately search teams cannot go out at the moment because of the weather.

Dottie now has a FB page at #FindDotty.

I have the permission of the owners to pass on their phone numbers so anyone

with information is asked to call 01539443313 or 07824717370.
Area missing from/stolen from/found in*: Cumberland

Town*: Above Patterdale
Postcode (First Part): CA11
Date Missing/Stolen/Found*: 25/11/2014 
Collar (Please Describe)*: None
Tagged?: No
Microchipped?: No
Spayed/Neutered?: No

Docked? (Shortened tail): No
Picture of Dog: 
Authorities/Dog Warden Informed? (State Which if Any)*: Everyone we can think of!
Reward?: No
Extra information Please state any further information that may help: Dotty has a Facebook Page with her photograph on there. The only photo we have is in with the press release above.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 04:36:23 PM by K9 »
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DOTTY (Dorothy), a two year old small border collie, went missing on Tuesday 25 November from Black Crag which is just below Hart Crag and Dove Crag leading up to Fairfield. She and her owners had come up the path starting from Hartsop Hall near Brother's Water. She disappeared over the top of the ridge at Black Crag and hasn't been seen since. Please help in any way you can so that we can bring her back home.
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 Further info: Dotty is devoted to Rory and has been since was very young. The family say would never run off without him. She is a timid dog, quite nervous of people and afraid of traffic after having been hit by a car and getting her leg broken. She was with other dogs, gathering sheep on the fell side when she disappeared very suddenly. There have been no sightings since then. Rory searched for several days on his own covering the immediate area as well as the fells up towards Grisdale Tarn and down Deepdale valley towards Patterdale. He has also searched on Caudale Moor near Stoney Cove Pike. Her home is Windermere but she is familiar with the fells around Fairfield.

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 Dotty:

She’s a timid dog, quite nervous of people and afraid of traffic after being hit by a car and getting her leg broken.


She was with other dogs gathering sheep on the fellside and appeared to be running up the hill after a few sheep when she suddenly disappeared.

One of Rory’s brothers was higher up the fell but didn’t see what happened to her. As far as they know, all the sheep were brought down, so they would be surprised if she had gathered some by herself and got lost.

She is an outside dog though so she will be used to braving the elements.

She regularly gathers the sheep from Hartsop Hall Farm up to the top of Fairfield, and also Rydal Farm to the top of Fairfield. The two farms meet on the top of the mountain.

She also knows the Troutbeck area.

Rory put up posters locally (which will have blown down by now) and went out in the fells every day looking for her to start with – now he’s almost lost hope

They did leave food and some of Rory’s clothes where they last saw her and kept going back to check but obviously no sign of her.

He’s searched around the crags close to where she disappeared – thinking she may have fallen off and he would find her body underneath. There may be plenty of crags where she could be lost/stuck/hiding.

He’s also been down into the valley – down into Deepdale towards Patterdale – and onto Caudale Moor on the other side of Dovedale near Stoney Cove Pike. All searching alone though! His Mum has just been up to where she went missing and no further.

If she decided to head home by herself the most direct route would be heading South over Low Pike an High Pike, or down the valley towards the Sweden Bridges.

Her disappearance has been reported to the local pounds at Eden, Allerdale and South Lakes and the vets and Windermere and South Lakes too.

No sightings have been reported but then only Rory has really been looking.

The family do know the Hermit Cave on Dove Crag, although Kathy (Rory’s mum) said they call it the Priests Hole. She thinks Rory has looked there but maybe not gone right inside.

« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 11:26:45 PM by K9 »
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poster for Dotty sent also advice sheets/links and will add to facebook and twitter to share
He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!
SAVING ONE DOG MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD BUT IT SURE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE DOG