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Has Anybody Here Seen Betty?

September 14, 2022
by the gentle author

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One of Spitalfields’ best loved dogs has gone missing and not returned home to Wilkes St. We have been searching the streets and the parks since last Saturday 10th September but Betty, a female Jack Russell Terrier, is not to be found anywhere. Now we need your help to widen the search across the East End. Betty must be out there somewhere and feeling very lonely now. Please keep your eyes open and if you have any information call 07798700317 or email


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  1. September 14, 2022

    Oh dear! Perhaps Betty has escaped to accompany the Queen on her final journey to Westminster Hall? I could quite imagine it.

    Love & Peace

  2. Christine Godman permalink
    September 14, 2022

    So sorry to hear this. Have had four Jack Russells over the years. Last one passed away last December, miss her so much. Please, please let her be found safe and well.

  3. Jill Wilson permalink
    September 14, 2022

    What a gorgeous dog! I do hope she turns up safe and well.
    Our first family dog was a mongrel but had a very similarface with brown eyebrows which were incredibly expressive.

    I can also sympathise with the agony of having a beloved pet go missing. My cat recently disappeared for five days but turned up in the van of the chap who does a couple of hours gardening each week for my elderly mother. Fit and well but very hungry – What a relief!!!

    I hope there is a similarly happy ending to Betty’s adventure

  4. Eileen Sherwood Coleburn permalink
    September 14, 2022

    If you haven’t already done so,log details on the Doglast UK site for the London area….

  5. September 14, 2022

    Sending strengthening thoughts and prayers that he is found and reunited safely.

  6. Georgina Briody permalink
    September 14, 2022

    I hope she is found soon. Have put the word out to friends.

  7. September 14, 2022

    Am visualizing a positive outcome for Betty. In our small rural community in the Hudson Valley, our Town Supervisor sends out “lost animal” emails, and the sendings have included exotic
    birds, wandering cattle, a baby goat, cats and dogs, etc, etc. There is ALWAYS a good outcome, and its always a relief to see the follow-up email trumpeting the return of the animal. (I often refer to our Supervisor as Dr. Doolittle…..)
    It takes a village.
    I look forward to learning that Betty is back home, after her adventure.

  8. Anna permalink
    September 14, 2022

    Putting information on any local Facebook pages could be helpful. I do hope she’s home safe and sound soon.

  9. Amanda permalink
    September 14, 2022


    registering with them or any Lost Pet
    website who register micro chip ID will spread the search nationwide in case she has innocently travelled in a vehicle, a train or been taken.

    Anyone alerted by sudden pet activity or barking in a next door property can photograph the newly acquired pet and secretly report it to an Animal Organisation for the pet to be safely retrieved by officials.
    If the pet might be stolen it makes sense not to approach the new ‘keeper.’

    l was very very lucky. Following a huge poster campaign, someone did report my puppy’s unfortunate new circumstances and days later the police retrieved my pet in the early hours.

    It needs everyone to go the extra mile every day and not give up for beloved Betty’s safe return to her lovely pampered life with her mummy.

  10. Ben permalink
    September 14, 2022

    Great news: Betty is home and safe in Spitalfields! Thanks Gentle Author for your help getting the word out, and to everyone for your help, thoughts and good wishes. Such a great outcome and a huge relief.

  11. paul loften permalink
    September 14, 2022

    The white streak down the nose is something I will look for . I am not that far away

  12. Eileen Sherwood Coleburn permalink
    September 14, 2022

    Hurrah, i see that Betty is re-united on the Doglost uk site! Well done everyone!

  13. Paul Loften permalink
    September 15, 2022

    So pleased to hear this news

  14. Anna permalink
    September 15, 2022

    Hurrah for Betty’s safe return!

  15. Dennis Perkins permalink
    September 15, 2022

    What a great little dog. I love Jack Russells. I hope she is found soon, safe and sound.

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