Five Dogs Die under Care of “Professional” Pet Sitter

West Midlands, England: The Daily Mail reports that five dogs have died in the care of pet sitter Louise Lawford. According to the report, the dogs “went missing on Sunday June 23 in Hopwas Woods near Tamworth with Ms Lawford claiming they all ran away after they were spooked by gunshots.” A West Midlands Police probe has now discovered a dog’s body over 200 miles away. Meanwhile, hundreds of people have spent “several days searching the woods for Ralph, a five-year-old fawn pug, 18-month-old French Bulldog Brindle, Jack, eight-year-old black pug Pablo,  six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Cross Maggie, three-year-old pug Charlie, who is also half-blind.” The dogs’ owners say they have now discovered that their dogs are dead. The inquiry continues.

About Susan Nilson

Susan Nilson began her career with Reuters in London, England, and has over 15 years’ editorial experience in print and digital publications across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is currently managing editor of BARKS from the Guild. She is also a companion animal behavior consultant and trainer (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) and an accredited professional canine behavior consultant (Pet Professional Accreditation Board).

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