A COUPLE is pleading with locals to keep an eye out for their much-loved dog, which has gone missing while they were in Torrumbarry at the weekend.
Jade and Jesse Unger were camping on the Murray River in Gunbower National Park near the Torrumbarry Caravan Holiday Park when their six-year-old blue English male Staffy, Cooper, disappeared about 1.30pm Saturday.
‘‘Cooper and our other female staffy Jedda were following my sister-in-law who was canoeing when they ran into a willow tree in some dense bush,’’ Jade said.
‘‘We called out to them and Jedda came back but Cooper didn’t.
‘‘We looked everywhere for him but it’s like he just vanished.’’
The couple spent all day and night, as well as Sunday, Monday and yesterday searching for their beloved pet with the help of many others, including on foot, motorbike and cars — even scouring the river.
‘‘We have been searching relentlessly for him and spoken to every single person we have seen or place we could think of,’’ Jade said.
‘‘He is extremely loved and means the world to us.
‘‘He also has a medical condition — hypothyroidism — and skin allergies and requires medication twice a day.’’
A facebook post has already been shared more than 800 times and Jade has also set up a facebook page called Help Find Cooper.
‘‘Please if anyone at all has any information, I beg you to please contact me or if you have him please take him to a vet or the ranger, no questions asked so they can return him to us,’’ she said.
Cooper is blue with a white chest, desexed and microchipped.
A reward is being offered.
Anyone who has seen Cooper or has any information can contact Jade on 0422716517.