* Devastated St Ives dog owners searching for their lost blind “gentle giant” | The Cornishman

Source: Devastated St Ives dog owners searching for their lost blind “gentle giant” | The Cornishm

By CMKirsteSmith  |  Posted: March 24, 2016


Bryn who is missing in the St Ives area

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Dog owners in St Ives are desperately searching for their blind dog that went missing last night.

Bryn, who is a Mastiff cross, went missing at around midnight last night after he jumped the fence at his home in Amalveor, just outside St Ives, after smelling the scent of a badger.

Jenny Nankervis, who is Bryn’s owner and Della Johnson, who used to be Bryn’s foster mum, are appealing for help to try and track down.

Della said: “Bryn (formerly Ray) was rescued as a blind dog from the municipal shelter in Yambol, Bulgaria. He was a dog that had been kept on a metre chain all his life and thrown out when he caught an eye infection and, untreated, went blind. Two charities, Rough Diamonds Dog Rescue and Blind Dog Rescue UK then brought Ray to the UK where he was fostered with me in Essex for five months.

“Despite his size, disability and background he turned out to be an amazing once in a lifetime dog. Incredibly gentle, freed from his chain and kennel he became an absolute clown, always happy, always curious and always friendly. Given his size I was resigned to him perhaps not being rehomeable but just after Christmas an amazing forever home was offered with Jenny Nankervis in Amalveor. On a farm with a bed next to an aga.

“Last night being his normal exuberant self, he smelt a badger and jumped a fence. He probably lost himself very quickly and hasn’t been able to find his way him. He is not to used to being free without anyone and is blind and alone. I am devastated. He is a special special dog and this cannot be the end of his journey just when he has a chance for perfect happiness.”

Bryn lives at Buthyn Dowr, Amalveor near St Ives and his owners are desperate to get him home safe.

Della said: “Jenny agreed I should get his name out there. Because he is a mastiff type, I don’t want people to be frightened and not help him. If anyone has any information please call me on: 07854 059239.”

Source: Devastated St Ives dog owners searching for their lost blind “gentle giant” | The Cornishman

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