THE owners of a missing dog have renewed their appeal to find her.

Phoebe, a black and white English Pointer, went missing in a field in The Ridgeway between Great Wolford and Toddenham, Shipston on Stour, on the afternoon of July 7 last year.

Owner Gareth Phillips said: "My wife, Sheila, took both our dogs out in the field.

"It was bright day, it was a walk they had done before.

"The dogs were going through the crops, and would periodically report back to her.

"When she was making her way home, she whistled and our labrador turned up, but Phoebe didn't.

"She called me, and we searched for her, but couldn't find her."

Mr Phillips said they then began leafleting in Great Wolford where they live, and set up the Facebook group Phoebe Where Are You.

The search brought up six possible sightings, over the course of the month. A dog matching her description was seen in Whichford, near Darlingscote, Chastleton and Little Rollright.

However the search went cold after August 14, in Oddington, Stow-on-the-Wold with no further sightings since.

Mr Phillips said: "It is upsetting - any dog is like a member of the family.

"We are hopeful that someone has picked her up and is looking after her.

"We have faced the worst outcome though. We are asking for closure.

"If it is a case she was shot when she chased sheep, we say to the farmer not to worry - we wouldn't want retribution.

"We just want to know what happened, to have that closure."

The family are offering a reward for information that helps them find out what has happened to the five-year-old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mr Phillips on 07962254375.