Dog which broke both back legs goes missing near Carr Mill Dam

Staffy on the run

Staffy on the run

First published in News

A DOG that had a tough start to life went missing when its owner took it on a night time walk around Carr Mill Dam.

Six year old Staffordshire bull terrier Buster disappeared while out with its owner groundworker Paul Twist, from Haresfinch, around 9pm on Wednesday.

The dog, which is neutered and fawn with blue markings on its back, has cost devoted owner Paul and his wife, Caroline, a fortune since he bought it as a tiny puppy.

Buster was only a few weeks old when he jumped up and broke his back leg. That was operated on and soon after he did it again and broke the other leg. It costs thousands to repair the damage.

Paul's mum, Elaine Twist from Billinge, told the Star: "Buster is a lovely dog and my grandsons Dylan, who is five, and four year-old Cameron think the world of him. Cameron says Buster is his best friend.

"The whole family is pining for him."

Anyone with information should ring 01744 609228 or 603954.

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10:48am Sat 29 Mar 14

smith&weston says...

How does a dog on a lead go missing... unless of course it was not on a lead. When are we going to get a grip and demand that dogs are both muzzled and kept on leads when not on the owners premises ?
How does a dog on a lead go missing... unless of course it was not on a lead. When are we going to get a grip and demand that dogs are both muzzled and kept on leads when not on the owners premises ? smith&weston
  • Score: -17

2:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

cartwi says...

what muzzled because he is a staff!! dont bother with anymore pathetic comments please
what muzzled because he is a staff!! dont bother with anymore pathetic comments please cartwi
  • Score: 11

7:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

smith&weston says...

cartwi wrote:
what muzzled because he is a staff!! dont bother with anymore pathetic comments please
NO, because he is a dog and every dog is capable of being a killer.
[quote][p][bold]cartwi[/bold] wrote: what muzzled because he is a staff!! dont bother with anymore pathetic comments please[/p][/quote]NO, because he is a dog and every dog is capable of being a killer. smith&weston
  • Score: -13

8:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

barrie timpson says...

Have a heart Smithy !
Have a heart Smithy ! barrie timpson
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Don't talk wet says...

Every person is capable of being a killer but we don't insist on all of them walking round handcuffed and muzzled. What a ridiculous argument.

Don't be such an idiot
Every person is capable of being a killer but we don't insist on all of them walking round handcuffed and muzzled. What a ridiculous argument. Don't be such an idiot Don't talk wet
  • Score: 6

11:41pm Wed 9 Apr 14

mattmxl says...

To be fair, last Saturday on Standish Street, I saw a dog with it's jaw firmly clamped around another dogs throat, it's owner smacking it on the head trying to get it to release and the victim dogs owner just stood there with it on a lead! Dogs are vicious animals! This is what happens when you try and domesticate a pack animal! Won't get any support from me for keeping any of them alive!
To be fair, last Saturday on Standish Street, I saw a dog with it's jaw firmly clamped around another dogs throat, it's owner smacking it on the head trying to get it to release and the victim dogs owner just stood there with it on a lead! Dogs are vicious animals! This is what happens when you try and domesticate a pack animal! Won't get any support from me for keeping any of them alive! mattmxl
  • Score: 1

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