Owner remortgages South Yorkshire home in hunt for Angel

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A DESPERATE dog owner has remortgaged her home to offer a £10,000 reward to find her missing champion pet.

Dawn Maw is ‘determined’ to find Angel, a four-year-old German short-haired pointer.

Angel was taken from a car park near her home in Cawthorne, Barnsley, on Thursday, December 6, as she helped one of her other three dogs into her car.

The driver of a white Transit van is said to have grabbed Angel, thrown her into the back of the van and sped off.

As well as the reward, Mrs Maw, aged 42, has also put up 15,000 posters, given out 35,000 business cards and hired a ‘pet detective’.

She said she had ‘no qualms’ about paying for Angel’s safe return.

A £3,000 reward was first offered after Mrs Maw set up a Facebook page and friends offered contributions.

Mrs Maw has raised another £7,000 against her three-bedroom detached house.

She said: “My husband, Dominic, wasn’t happy at first, but he’s accepting it now because getting Angel back is the only way life’s going to return to normal in our house.”

Angel is one of only two show and working champions of her breed in the country.

She has been microchipped and spayed and, unusually, still has a full-length tail.

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