Braintree: Nervous dog owners start group walkies in park to beat dognappers

Dog walkers taking part in group walks in King George Playing Field of Cressing Road. Sarah Doyle with Oreo, Antony Dean with Gemma Hooker and Chloe Dean, 3, and Porridge, Alice Bedford with Angel

Dog walkers taking part in group walks in King George Playing Field of Cressing Road. Sarah Doyle with Oreo, Antony Dean with Gemma Hooker and Chloe Dean, 3, and Porridge, Alice Bedford with Angel

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Worried dog owners have started up their own walking groups after a spate of recent dognappings have left them too frightened to walk their pets alone.

The King George V playing fields, in Cressing Road, Braintree, is a popular spot for dog-walkers to exercise their pets but recent thefts have left many owners fearful for their pets safety.

Gemma Gusterson, of Beckers Green, Braintree, whose family dog, Perno, went missing at a car-boot sale in Boreham on July 28, has started arranging the group walks with other concerned owners on Facebook.

“I’m frightened to walk our other dog, Porridge, on my own now but fortunately I’m lucky enough that I have my partner, Anthony, coming with me,” she said.

“I know so many people who are nervous about what happened. I think people need to take steps to ensure their dogs safety and the owners safety too, it’s a bit scary at the moment.

To join a walk search Braintree Dog Owners on Facebook. 

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6:07am Fri 16 Aug 13

keith_l says...

One dog going missing, whilst unsupervised and not secured, from Boreham, does not constitute a spate of dognappings in Braintree.
One dog going missing, whilst unsupervised and not secured, from Boreham, does not constitute a spate of dognappings in Braintree. keith_l
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10:37am Fri 16 Aug 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hilarious!

You just couldn’t begin to make it up.

Perhaps they ought to enlist G4 to escort their K9 walkabouts. A couple of dodgy looking heavies at the front and back of the line should make any skulduggerous villains think twice about making off with the family pampered pooch.
Hilarious! You just couldn’t begin to make it up. Perhaps they ought to enlist G4 to escort their K9 walkabouts. A couple of dodgy looking heavies at the front and back of the line should make any skulduggerous villains think twice about making off with the family pampered pooch. OMPITA [Intl]
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