Staffordshire, UK: A dog sitter, Border Collie lost while its owners were away, has left a grieving couple. In June 2022, when John and Julie Pearson went on vacation for 10 days, their pet dog, Fred, was left in the care of a dog sitter. But just four days into their trip, the couple got a call that their 13-year-old dog had disappeared from Westbridge Park in Staffordshire. The couple were so distraught that they rushed home from their vacation and called the police to report him missing on June 17.
The pair now claims that the dog sitter’s account contains a lot of inconsistencies. John recalled, “She texted us saying he had diarrhea at 12.36pm UK time but that’s also the time she said she got stuck in the river with three dogs. She wouldn’t text that she got jogged while she was stuck in the river Trying to get out. It doesn’t feel right. We have CCTV footage that left this location at 12.59pm - you didn’t even look for it.”
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“We know Fred doesn’t like water, so I can’t see him go into the water voluntarily. She says he went out on his own, she got rid of three dogs, and says they all went to the river,” John added. According to the couple’s dog sitter, she commented In the river while trying to rescue a dog, they claim that she abandoned Fred and made no effort to find him.
“We are devastated after our Border Collie dog sitter went missing while on vacation… we know she’s lying” https://t.co/1nuE4FUScn
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John told The Sun, “We spoke to the lady who helped her and she said she doesn’t remember seeing our dog at all, so I’m wondering if Fred was there. We have evidence that she left at 12.59pm so from 12:30pm until 1pm.” She didn’t even look for Fred, if he was there she just gave him up. There’s a phone number on his collar but we haven’t had phone calls. She said he might have gone out when he pulled him out but at first she said he went out on his own. She changes her story all the time” .
The couple are begging anyone with information to come forward as they are on a desperate search to locate a unique one. “Fred is part of the family, it’s like losing my son. We thought he’d be fine and not be gone for long. He could have had an accident or you might sell it. I’m sure he wasn’t there that day. Everyone knows how friendly they are.” Unique.Everyone we’ve talked to seems to think he doesn’t look good.We miss him every day,it’s so hard.If someone has a unique, they should be with the people who know.If you have any,please provide any,it’s a big part From our family is missing.” John noted.