Heartbroken Little Boy Makes Tear-Jerking 'Wanted' Poster To Find His Missing Dog
Ralph, a Boston Terrier, was stolen on Wednesday, 9th October from Fairfield Avenue in Bredbury, Stockport and owner Camron Donaldson, age seven, along with his mum Stacey Donaldson and their family, have been left devastated.
"He's absolutely heartbroken," 32-year-old Stacey said.
"He was up all night crying. He slept in our bed because he didn't want to be on his own. Ralph usually sleeps in his [Camron's] room."
They sound more like brothers, with Camron sleeping on the top bunk in his bedroom, allowing Ralph to sleep on the bottom bunk.
So Camron, has taken matters into his own hands, creating a heart-wrenching 'wanted' poster for Ralph.
As well as a drawing of Ralph, Camron also drew himself in the background crying.
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It read: "He is cute and fluffy and is very gorgeous. He knew us as much as we knew him."
"We miss him so much, we just want him home."
Stacey, from Hyde, shared the drawing on a Facebook group set up to help find Ralph - who is on medication for a life-threatening illness.
She says she and partner Craig Andrews, along with family, friends and volunteers, have also been handing out flyers, as well as checking any nearby CCTV.
The couple is now offering a £1,000 reward for information that leads to Ralph's safe return.
"We've had Ralph since he was a puppy," she said.
"He's quite an anxious dog, he doesn't like being on his own so he always goes to work with Craig.
"Craig has a gardening business, and he'd just arrived at a job on Fairfield Avenue at around 11am."
"He was unloading the van - it was shut but not locked - it's a really small road off a cul-de-sac and it's really quiet, you hardly ever seen anyone down there.
"He was gone a matter of minutes, and when he came back Ralph was gone."
Stacey and Craig have been checking CCTV, and believe that the dog may have been taken by someone in a white Vauxhall Combo van which drove onto the road around the same time, before suddenly driving off again.
The family is now appealing for anyone in the area to check CCTV for the van - which is said to have two black roof rails.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed it was aware of the incident and that enquiries were ongoing.
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