Exmouth missing dog appeal

Have you seen 10-month-old Border Collie Buster who went missing from his home in Exmouth on Thursday August 18?

The brown and white male young adult dog has been missing from his Littleham home since around 4pm after a gate was left open.

The last time the dog was seen was opposite Quentence Farm on Salterton Road, where he was spotted dodging traffic.

The dog’s owner Gary Whitehead, from Nelson Drive, is so desperate to find the much-loved pet he has owned since a puppy he has been out searching until the early hours of Friday morning.

He is urging anyone who spots a lone Border Collie in the area to get in touch.

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Stepdaughter Michelle Seabrook said Buster had disappeared onto farmland opposite Quentence Farm after becoming spooked by traffic on Salterton Road.

The family fear the dog has wandered onto Woodbury Common or is lost roaming on farmland.

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She said the dog had spent around an hour on the Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton cycle track but could not be coaxed to safety despite the best efforts of other dog walkers.

Michelle said Buster ran in front of her while she was searching but he had been so spooked by the traffic and a tractor, he ignored her calling his name and bolted into the countryside.

She said the dog was nervous because he had been badly treated as a youngster and lived a sheltered life before living with his owner.

Michelle said: “I think he’s probably too tired to be running around now.

“When I saw him he was looking a hit worse for wear and was covered in gorse.

“I think being out with the traccic spooked him.”

• If you have any information about Buster’s whereabouts, no matter how small, contact Michelle on 07894541519.

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