Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Where's Beau? Can you help? Please? Dognapping is BAD.

I'm Beau. Please help me find my way home. I need to go home.
I s'pose this post is more for Australian readers than any other...

...but it still highlights the fact that there are sick-type humans out there who view dogs as commodities.

Not good. At all.

The story of Beau and his mum is heartbreaking.

Beau was nabbed from a 2.5 metre high verandah which was secured by a gate at the top of the stairs in a property in Queensland. This happened sometime between 8 am and 2 pm on Tuesday 1 July 2003 while his mum Susan was away at work.

The latch was on the outside of the gate. It would have been impossible for a dog to open this latch. It would have been impossible for a dog to jump over the verandah railings. It's extremely unlikely that Beau could have been able to climb over the gate.

Since then, Susan has been searching everywhere for Beau.


She's placed ads in newspapers nationwide. She's contacted vets and dog shelters all over the country. She's spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to try and find her beloved Beau.

To no avail.

In case anyone reads this who might have seen an English Setter - a most unusual breed here in Oz - Susan is crazy to hear about her dog. And get him back.

His best pawpal Jessie has already died of a broken heart.
Please please please help me back to my mum. Aren't I tall? Not many of us English Setters around this country. Still need opposable thumbs to open this damn patio door, though.

What does Beau look like?

Beau is an Orange Belton in colour, which means he has orange/tan markings through his coat and orange/tan spots on his face and legs. He has a white coat (not cream or red).

Beau has a very distinctive face as he has a lot of colouring and spots on his face and he has a sad, goofy look. His ears are long and have a lot of orange colouring.

Beau also has spots on his legs. He has hazel eyes and the pigmentation is missing slightly at the bottom corner of one of his eyes, so there is a small pink mark in this area. And he has a heart-shaped nose.
Aren't I handsome? But really all I want to do is go home. NOW. PLEASE. That's pretty please, actually.
If you've seen Beau the English Setter anywhere at all, at any time, please contact his mum, Susan on tel (07) 5533 7743 or 0427 951 888.

No questions will be asked. There's even a reward.

Although what better reward could there be than seeing a much-loved dog reunited with his mum after so long...

Clicky here for a lot more info and photos of the dashing Beau.

We're hoping here that he finds his way home.


I think I'll go and snuggle up to mum now.

Just sayin'.


Anonymous said...

So sad.

I really hope Beau finds his way home.

Freda said...

Hey Tin Tin,

A short note.
Two things. I will add Beau's web site to my 'Paw Pals' list. You never know where he may show up. Maybe someone surfin' blogs may see mine and read about Beau.

Second-Sorry to to hear of Stevo's passing. Like Mister Howard said, he was quite a character. Watching Steve 'Crikey' Irwin always reminded my humans and Tule's dad of their wonderful times downunder.

My humans went on a Quicksilver dive trip out of Port Douglas during their stay at Silky Oaks (http://www.silkyoakslodge.com.au/) [one two one two (14) years ago], before it went all touristy. I think they went to Michaelmas Reef.

We're so sorry for his young family. He had so much more to give. He will be sorely missed by all.



ranger said...

WHAT? that is horrible. i've never heard of such a think in my whole entire five months of life. i cannot imagine anyone TAKING me from my family. that's why i shy away from strangers, unless mom looks happy with them.

the dogknappers should be chewed on by mean, mean doggies with big teeth.


Unknown said...

It is really sad to think about a doggie away from their family. I do hope you have luck and that Beau is back home soon!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Tin Tin - my beautiful boy,

Thanks for highlighting Beau's story on your blog - much appreciated. It broke my mum and dad's heart when we got Susan's email and read her story :-( We all hope Beau will make it home one day soon.

Love, your gal,


Tigersan said...

Very sad indeed :(

Me hopes for a happy ending.

Sam I Am said...

you guys are soo kind! i think many people would not be bothered! i'm really touched with your post! kind ppl will have good returns in the end! =)

Lot's of Lick's

Anonymous said...

ello Tin tin =]

Nope im not gonna be like that to those humans it's a waste of my vauable time =] and i already tried the whole four paws in the air thing it doesnt work naughty humans kicked me so im too afraid from before.

wub ya

Diva said...

Beau will be found I'm sure, if every doggie mummy and daddy put Beau's URL to their email signature, lots of people will be reminded every now and then to watch out for pretty Beau! Let's do it! Yeah!

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