Losing your dog can be a scary and sad thing to go through, but one UK family refused to give up hope.
Instead of waiting for local authorities to do something, the Marsh family of Woking, Surrey decided to take matters into their own hands.
When Louise Marsh heard that her three-year-old border terrier Toby had been kidnapped by a man in a silver car after Toby slipped out of the house, she was determined to do whatever she had to do to get him back. In addition launching an online campaign (#FindToby on Twitter) that a few UK celebrities joined in on, Louise made 10,000 leaflets to pass out around town, hired pet detectives, and even spent more than $1000 to fly a banner on a plane around her town.
But even that wasn’t enough for this concerned pet mom. Louise decided to film a reenactment of Toby’s disappearance so that people around town could watch, and see if anything about it jogged their memory.
Because Louise wouldn’t give up, and because she did everything she could to get information about Toby out there, a local vet called her a few weeks after Toby’s disappearance to let her know that they had a dog matching Toby’s description!
When asked if she would spend all that money again, Louise said “One hundred percent I would do it all again if he were to go missing. It has been worth it, especially when I saw his face when I went to pick him up. I would have spent £10,000 if it meant getting him back.”
Would you do everything Louise did if your pet went missing?
As soon as he went missing, Louise put up posters, and promised a reward for anyone who could find Toby.
She made and passed out 10,000 fliers.
She even hired a plane to fly over her town with a banner talking about Toby.
Louise also decided to film a reenactment of the day Toby was kidnapped, hoping the short movie would jog people's memories.
A boy found Toby running around the neighborhood, and was going door to door to see if anyone owned him. A man in a silver car offered to take Toby to a vet, but never returned him.
A local vet got word of Toby's kidnapping, and when they saw a unidentified dog playing in a field behind their business, they immediately recognized him as Toby!
Today, Toby is safe and sound, all thanks to his owner's determination, refusal to give up, and creative ideas!
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