Two dogs missing in Eltham mystery

PUBLISHED: 14:17 08 March 2012

Ema is still missing

Ema is still missing


Two dogs remain missing following the spree of five who disappeared in Eltham last month

Yorkshire terriers Ema and Roxy, who are both microchipped, went missing on February 16 from their home on Kidbrooke Lane.

Their owner Irena Degutiene, who lives on Little Brooke Lane, said: “We really miss both of them. Ema’s a standard size but Roxy’s quite small for her breed.

“When we went outside the back gate was open and they were both gone.”

Max, a 16-year-old Jack Russell who went missing on February 12 while being walked in Eltham Park South, was returned on Wednesday morning by an animal rescue centre in Essex.

Max is almost completely deaf and blind and his owner was delighted to be reunited with him.

Martin Still said: “He turned up at a rescue centre in Essex and apparently he was within a few days of being put down because no one had checked to see if he was chipped.

“Luckily one volunteer took it upon herself to check and she returned him to us this morning (Wednesday).”

Julie Ward, a regional volunteer for in the south-east, said that for such a high number of dogs to go missing in one area in such a short space of time is extremely rare.

She said: “Max’s owner took him on their regular walk to Eltham Park South and when he turned around and he wasn’t there anymore.

“Because of his sight, sometimes Max just follows a pair of legs so he may have gone after someone else.

“Sixteen is old for a dog and it is lovely for him to have been returned home for when he passes away.”

A Yorkshire terrier called Jack was found near a slip road off Rochester Way and Alfie, another Yorkshire terrier, has also been returned to his owners.

Miss Ward said: “Dogs should be collared and microchipped. If somebody finds a dog, they should contact the police and report it.

“Unfortunately, many people see a dog and assume they’re stray.”

Anyone with any information on Ema and Roxy should call 0844 800 3220 or visit

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