Searches ongoing in Dales for missing Labrador

Searches are taking place for a missing fox red Labrador.

Nine-month-old Ruby went missing in the Stang Forest, between Arkengarthdale and Barnard Castle, on Thursday.

Local residents have joined Ruby’s owners to search the forest and surrounding fells.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team volunteers have checked potholes in case she has fallen in.

A drone has also also been used in the search, while local Scouts have also looked for the missing dog.



People searching for the dog have been urged not to shout and making a lot of noise as this may make her hide rather than come forward.

Searchers have also been advised to carry some dog treats and if they see Ruby to quietly talk to her and offer her the food.

Owner Pauline Kavanagh said: “She’s such a gentle and bright little dog.

“We are running on adrenaline — we just need to find her and bring her home.”

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