A HEARTBROKEN family have stumped up a £1,000 reward for the return of their beloved pet dog Meg.
They believe the dark brindle French Bulldog, who is 11 months old, has been stolen from their communal garden on Warwick Road, Kensington.
French bulldogs are worth up to £1,800 with a grey French bulldog costing up to £4,000, however without any pedigree papers and at almost a year old Meg will be worth £600.
Meg's owner Sam Swinscoe is prepared to offer much more than that as a reward for her safe return.
The much loved family pet vanished on Thursday July 4 at around 12 noon from the Earl's Court Warwick Road area. She has a white chest and chin and was wearing a brown collar with little silver bones on it. She is chipped and the chipping company have her registered as missing.
Sam said: "We are distraught. I know that probably sounds ridiculous to none dog owners but she was a part of our family. We just want her back no matter what. She is the bounciest most friendly little creature, which is probably one reason she may have disappeared. She would run up and say hello to everyone.
"Being a typical wilful little French bulldog Meg used all her force to escape through our back door into our communal garden. She has done this before but usually when the children are going in and out so we catch her immediately. Sadly between me, my husband Jordan and my cleaner, we all thought the other had her.
"She was seen running around the garden for up to an hour then suddenly disappeared. There were some builders who were removing building rubbish and had the bottom gate open, they assure me she didn't go that way but it is the only way we can imagine she escaped unless somebody on the garden has her.
"We are heartbroken beyond words and would pay good money for her return, no questions asked."
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