UPDATE 30/11/12 2pm
A lady has contacted us to say she thinks this dog has been found.
She said a man captured in Longbridge this morning and a woman took it and said she was going to keep it in case it was mistreated.
So, please keep an eye out just in case but it seems #runningcollie has been cornered.
If you have the dog or know who has, we urge you to contact Animal House Rescue on 0121 475 8729 The dog may need some medical attention – it had been on the run for at least a week so could be in quite a state. Please also bear in mind that it is a legal requirement to report a found dog.
MANY THANKS to Animal House Rescue for being so determined to find this dog and working so hard to do so! And thanks to all our readers who have helped to spread the word and looked for the dog.
We will let you know if there are any other developments. Just wish we could bring you a more conclusive ending to the tale of #runningcollie……
UPDATE 3011/12 am
Last known sighting: Hawkesley Mill Lane, toward ford Friday 31/11/12 am
A lady reported below that she thought she had captured the dog yesterday but, unfortunately, it bolted again.
Again this morning, Friday, ‘Running Collie‘ (#runningcollie) was captured by Sarah Gee on Bristol Road South outside Longbridge Police Station and Kalamazoo. PC Gemma Greaves tried to help Sarah get him in her van so I could collect the dog while waiting for Animal House to arrive but, unfortunately, he managed to give them the slip and run off again!
Just to note, he has managed to lose his collar and lead at some point.
We’re updating Animal House Rescue with your sightings – they’ve been trying to track the dog for a few days now but have so far been unable to intercept it. They’re experienced in tracking dogs on the run and have a plan to map out the sightings in an effort to identify a pattern.
Volunteer Donna Laundon told us: “These dogs set up a route they follow more or less the same time every day.”
The ladies who caught the dog earlier this morning report that he was quite friendly and obedient until spooked. Donna suggests that if you spot the dog anywhere, be aware that your capture attempt may risk scaring it more. “The more people grabbing at it, the more it will stay away from where people are.”
So, the priority is identifying the areas that Running Collie hits at certain parts of the day so that volunteers can try and intercept it.
As Donna says, Running Collie is “more elusive than the Scarlet Pimpernel!” and Facebook followers have likened him to Forrest Gump!
Let us know of any sightings – contact us with a location and a time. Lots of you are looking out for this dog – Thank you all, you are brilliant!
Please keep an eye out for a lost dog running with lead attached in Rednal, Longbridge, Frankley, Rubery, Northfield areas.
This dog was first reported sighted running from Victoria Common on Friday. It’s since been spotted several times running. Still with lead attached. It will not let people capture it.
Latest sighting 9.50am by Longbridge Health Centre / Morrisons, Rednal by me. Dog ran before I could get out of car.
new sighting: The Roundabout at about 11am
It’s a black medium sized dog with some lighter markings (paws etc). Looks like a collie? Predominantly black in colour. Looks terrified & bedraggled. Black lead attached.
Dog warden has been informed and is being sent to seek the dog but any sighting updates will help.
If you spot it and fail to capture it please let us know or call dog warden on 01213039900
If anyone manages to get a photo let us know