Woman suffering from MS loses pet

Tiger-Lily who disappeared in Shefford

Tiger-Lily who disappeared in Shefford - Credit: Archant

A BELOVED pet belonging to a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis has gone missing, leaving the whole family heartbroken.

Tiger-Lily, a four-year-old chihuahua, was last seen at around lunchtime on Sunday, May 26, at her home on Ampthill Road in Shefford.

The dog got out through a gate and it is believed she was picked up.

Owner Karen Porteous said: “She was on the pavement because a gate had blown open and she got out. I was out shopping and my daughter, Helena, was upstairs revising.

“A neighbour saw her being picked up from the pavement at the end of our drive and carried away by a woman. The woman walked off in the direction of Campton/Chicksands with Tiger-Lily in her arms and we haven’t seen her since.”

Karen has suffered from multiple sclerosis for the past 12 years and recently had to give up driving because of her condition.

The 47-year-old also has a Tibetan terrier, Harry, who she says is missing his friend.

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“We are all devastated by this loss and we are all having trouble coping with it,” she said.

“Our remaining dog is showing signs of stress and isn’t sleeping well.

“As an MS sufferer and non-driver, I value my dogs so much as they are a bigger part of my life than they would be under normal circumstances.

“We appeal to whoever has her to return her to her loving family as soon as possible.”

A reward is being offered for her safe return.

The dog is chipped and was wearing a purple Red Dingo collar with a paw print pattern when she disappeared.

Anyone with any information can contact Hertfordshire Police on 101, or Karen on 01462 629193 or 07539 529411.