A dog lover from South Yorkshire has remortgaged her home to offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to the return of her beloved pet.
Dawn Maw, aged 42, from Barugh Green, near Barnsley, says she will never give up the hunt for her pointer Angel.
The mum of one has travelled the length and breadth of the country to find the female shorthaired pointer, who is just one of two show champion gun dogs in the country.
Dawn told The Star: “I’ve remortgaged my home and I’m offering £10,000 for information which helps me find her.
“I’ve published 18,000 posters, 70,000 business cards and 30,000 flyers, and spent about £5,000 on advertising, but she’s still not been found.”
Dawn said she had been walking four-and-a-half-year-old Angel and her three other dogs in Cawthorne, Barnsley, and was putting the animals in the back of the car when Angel disappeared.
“As I turned around I saw a white transit van,” she said.
“It was 7.30am and it had only just got light. She was obviously stolen and whoever has got her doesn’t want to give her up. Whether she was stolen to order, I don’t know.”
Dawn, a civil servant, said she had been due to show Angel at Crufts this year.
She said: “She means a lot to us. I really miss her and my social calendar revolved around doing things with her like showing her at Crufts.
“She was part of the family. I’m quite well known in the dog showing community and the Kennel Club.
“All the show community have been really supportive and everyone has been looking out for her.”
Dawn said she had asked a private detective to investigate and the theft had been reported to police.
Angel was stolen on December 6.
Anyone with information should call Dawn on 07921 682002.