Drone to be used to search for missing dog Izzy – Staffordshire Live

Her owners are desperate to find the border terrier cross who is deaf and has slight dementia
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A family is to use a drone equipped with a thermal camera in the desperate search for their missing pet dog who is deaf and has slight dementia.
Izzy the border terrier cross means "everything" to the family and went missing from their home in Tutbury on Saturday, January 8, when she got out through a gate which had been left open.
Mum Sally Ann Smith, 55, who runs Roundpeg Outdoor Buildings in Yoxall, said she has had Izzy since she was a puppy and is desperate to get her back.
A family friend who has a drone equipped with a camera that can detect heat signatures will now help with the search, after Izzy went missing from Belmot Road at around 6pm.
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She said: "She is deaf and has slight dementia. We have had her from a puppy and now she is getting older she's not as active. She's very friendly.
"It was around 6.10pm when she got out the gate. We didn't realise and she was just nowhere to be found. We started looking for her pretty quickly after that.
"We are waiting on a thermal drone as we think she might be nearby but hiding. There have been two potential sightings, one on Belmot Road and another at the top of the village near the top of the bypass.
"She means everything to the family. Without her here there is just an empty hole with her not being here. It is horrible.
"We just want her back. We know she potentially doesn't have long left given her health but we want her to spend her last days with us. it is devastating."
Anyone who has seen Izzy should call on 07377633735.

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