A Hook Norton dog owner is offering a reward for help finding her tiny miniature dachshund, Tilly.
Sara Fulton lost the black and tan, two-year-old bitch on an early morning walk on Monday. The animal scampered after a rabbit and disappeared down a farm drain.
“A 50 metre scope failed to spot her so she had got out at some point and I have been searching for her ever since,” said Mrs Fulton.
The dachshund disappeared on land close to the road from The Firs towards Whichford, opposite Whichford Manor. Villagers have helped in the search and a single sighting of what could have been Tilly was a disappointment.
It appeared a gas-fired crow scarer may have frightened the animal away again.
“Having moved to Hook Norton six months ago I am blown away with the kindness, support and care of the community in their efforts to help,” said Mrs Fulton.
“It really has renewed my faith in the human race. I feel I have made some friends through this ordeal.
“Tilly is my absolutely darling; we go everywhere together and are never apart so this is an incredibly heart-rending scenario. There is a reward for her safe return.”
Anyone who may be able to help in the hunt for the dog should contact Mrs Fulton on 07785 330690. There is a Twitter feed @tillydogfulton with #findtilly and contact can be made via facebook.com, search Sara E. Fulton.