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Family heartbroken after dog flees thunderstorm

PUBLISHED: 16:15 22 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:58 25 August 2010

A DISTRAUGHT family whose dog escaped during a thunder storm have appealed to people who may have seen her to come forward. Jeannie Rowley, of McLeod Avenue, Abbey Wood, is worried sick about her family s pride and joy, 14-year-old Tipsy, a Jack Russell

A DISTRAUGHT family whose dog escaped during a thunder storm have appealed to people who may have seen her to come forward.

Jeannie Rowley, of McLeod Avenue, Abbey Wood, is worried sick about her family's pride and joy, 14-year-old Tipsy, a Jack Russell mongrel.

The timid pet escaped during last Thursday's heavy thunderstorms and was clipped outside the house by a silver BMW.

Her owner is dumbfounded as to how she escaped because the property is kept secure. Ms Rowley said: "We really want her back, we've had her since she was a puppy, she's our baby, a member of the family. We are heartbroken.

"I can only think that the thunderstorms frightened her so much she laid herself flat under the garden gate and squeezed through.

"All we know is that she was clipped by a car just outside the house and then she ran off in panic, so she could be injured.

"We desperately want her back so if you have seen her please get in touch with us.

"She is really friendly but incredibly nervous so if you see her, approach slowly as she will run."

Tipsy is a Jack Russell mongrel, brown fox-like in colour with white socks and a white chest. She has been micro-chipped and was wearing her collar with contact details.

Anyone who has taken the pet in or may have spotted her should call Ms Rowley on 07515 639173.

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