11:42am Friday 25th May 2012
By Andrea Glennon
A DEVASTATED Cirencester bride-to-be has made a heartfelt appeal for the return of her family's beloved puppy after it escaped from their home.
Heartbroken Helen Robinson, 26, said she was so traumatised to lose nine-month-old Cavalier King Charles puppy Lottie that it threatened to overshadow her big day, later this summer.
She discovered Lottie was missing from the family home in Pheasant Way on Tuesday, May 15, when she returned from work to find the garden gate had been left open.
And she said her sons Jayden, aged six, and three-year-old Finely (CORR), were especially devastated by the loss.
Helen, who is due to marry fiancé Jamie Stratford at Holy Trinity Church in Watermoor Road, in July, said: "The excitement leading up to the wedding has certainly been lost and my two boys especially have been crushed by this.
"She's the most quiet, lovely-natured little dog but she's left such a massive void in our lives and our house is just so empty without her. We're all just devastated."
Helen said that while the family had an agonising wait for information she could not stop worrying that Lottie was either hurt or had been taken by somebody.
"Not one single person has come forward to say they have seen her so I think maybe she's been picked up by somebody. It's all just so strange," she said.
"We're just praying that somebody somewhere has found her and will realise that she does have a loving family that misses her dearly."
The family are offering a reward to anyone who can provide them with information that leads to her safe return.
Lottie is a tiny tan coloured spaniel with a streak of white on her chest and a brown and turquoise collar with a purple tag.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 01285 641023 07742 102222.
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