‘DEVASTATED’ Dogs Trust staff have been applauded for going ‘above and beyond’ to help find a rehomed dog which went missing.
Five-year-old Harriet recently found a new home near Sheffield after struggling to cope with kennel life.
The harrier hound had come to the Kenilworth centre from Ireland and was terrified of people.
Staff spent months building up her confidence and trust. Her new owners, who hail from Chesterfield, had several visits to bond with Harriet before they could take her home.
But just days after arriving at her home the pup escaped while walking with her new family on Friday (January 19), leaving staff and the owners devastated.
Staff from Dogs Trust in Kenilworth raced to the area where she had gone missing in the hope of finding the pup, who was also recovering from a operation on her paw.
Many canine carers spent their days off and even took holiday from work to search for the scared dog.
But they were left devastated after receiving a call informing them she had been hit by a car and killed in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 24).
Centre deputy manager Clare Rowe said: “Staff at Dogs Trust Kenilworth are devastated to hear that Harriet, an ex-Dogs Trust resident who has recently been rehomed, has been hit and killed by a car.
“Staff at the centre had been out searching where Harriet had gone missing whilst out walking with her new owner but were sadly unable to find her.
“Dogs Trust Kenilworth would like to thank all those who have offered them support as they kept up their search for Harriet.”
And the dog’s distraught owner also thanked those who had helped with the search.
He posted on social media: “Sadly, our beautiful princess Harriett was reported found this morning, she had been hit by a car and has passed away.
“Thank you for all the help we received in searching for her. This is so emotional to write. In the short time we new her she had filled such a gap in our lives. R.I.P. Harriett.”