30,000 Letters Appeal By Heartbroken Family Searching For ‘Dognapped’ Border Terriers
It’s almost a year since the Bell family’s two beloved Border Terriers were stolen and they are wanting nothing more for Christmas than to have them safely back home. The family are mounting an extraordinary postage sticker campaign over the festive period to generate interest and vital information.
Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders back in December 2018 has vowed NEVER TO GIVE UP her search for the missing dogs. And her loyal Facebook followers of over 11,500 people are backing her all the way!
Stacey Firth, one of Georgie’s many supporters, came up with the original idea to spread the word wider by putting stickers on Christmas Cards. The idea has gained momentum and now members all over the country are sending out their Christmas Cards with stickers on highlighting that Ruby and Beetle are still missing. Over 30,000 stickers so far are with members ready to be sent out.
“We know the girls are out there somewhere”, said Georgie. One of the dogs, Beetle, had her microchip either been scanned or keyed into a database twice in quick succession.
“Unfortunately, the database company don’t store the data of where the search originated. This has left the family wondering who did this and why.”
The Bells are encouraging anyone with information, no matter how trivial they think it is, to come forward: “If you know anything at all, there will be no repercussions, we are not interested in prosecution, we just want our two beautiful dogs returned safely so that our family can be complete again in time for Christmas”
This last photo of the Bells gathered happily together was taken just days before the dognapping.
“We’ve literally been torn apart” says Georgie.
Georgie and Edward Bell have three children, Tom, Felicity and Frankie who are all devastated at the theft of their much loved family pets.
For more information or to get some stickers yourself, you can go to their Facebook page (MISSING – RUBY & BEETLE) or the web site www.findrubyandbeetle.com – both set up to aid the search. Alternatively please phone 07989 513946.