Becca Hill is asking for help to find her miniature chihuahua Gizmo. After he was missing from her garden by a seagull on Sunday.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reassured dog owners that this was not “typical gull behavior.”
Becca Hill is asking for help to find her miniature chihuahua Gizmo after he was missing from her garden by a seagull on Sunday.
The 24-year-old dog owner told Devon Live that her 4-year-old pup was in her garden in Devon. A county in southwest England. When her partner witnessed a seagull swoop down and flew away with the small dog.
“My partner was in the garden putting the washing out at the time, and suddenly, he saw it swoop down. It carried Gizmo as we couldn’t see him anymore,” Hill told the outlet. “I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is now.”
Hill, who owns two other chihuahuas, has since appealed to social media, reported The Guardian. Urging anyone in the area to keep an eye out for her missing pup. I Hope, she can reunite with him.
“My baby is still missing. Doesn’t feel right not waking up to him licking my face,” she reportedly wrote on Facebook.
The local UAV Lost Dog Search & Rescue organization has also encouraged people to check in unconventional areas for Gizmo.
“Anyone who lives in the surrounding areas in Paignton, please can you keep your eyes open,” the organization wrote on Facebook on Monday. “Gardens, rooftops, trees, under hedges, etc., all need looking at carefully – many thanks.”
In a previous post on Monday, the UAV denied rumors that Gizmo — who is brown and white and about 9 inches tall — had been found.
“Sadly, he is still missing despite rumors circulating across other areas of social media that he has been found. Searches are continuing today, and as soon as there is anything to update, it will do it asap,” they confirmed on Facebook.
The organization also advised against using drones to search for the little pup, as it would be against the law due to the area’s residential status.
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reassured dog owners that this was not “typical gull behavior” in a statement to The Guardian.
“This must be extremely upsetting for the dog’s owner. Fortunately, these incidents are scarce and not typical gull behavior,” they told the outlet.