£500 reward for missing Hatfield Collie

PUBLISHED: 10:47 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 30 January 2017

Buddy and his sister Bella.

Buddy and his sister Bella.


A £500 reward is being offered for the return of a missing Hatfield dog, whose owner’s stepdaughter is waking up in tears every night since his disappearance.

Buddy went missing in Hatfield.Buddy went missing in Hatfield.

Dean Mills, 52, of Hatfield, was walking his two Collie cross brown and white dogs on Saturday, January 21, on a grass verge near the Galleria when Buddy went under some bushes and disappeared.

Dean told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I was nine feet away from them when they went under a bush. I called them but only Bella came back.

“Something like a cat must have caught his attention and he must have run after it.

“My heart sank. All I could think about was all the surrounding busy roads. I looked everywhere for him.”

Buddy went missing in Hatfield.Buddy went missing in Hatfield.

Buddy, who has been with Dean since he got the pair as puppies, is 10 years old and was wearing a blue collar when he went missing.

Dean said: “Bella and Buddy are brother and sister but they are also best friends. They’re inseparable. She misses him and has been acting strange since he has been gone.”

Buddy is described as a 10-year-old going on six years old. Who loves playing ball and chasing planes.

Dean said: “Even if they’re 30,000ft up in the air he still chases them and thinks he can catch them.

“Losing Buddy has made me realise that you won’t have your dogs around forever and there will come a day when I’ll have to say goodbye and I just want him home so I can make the most of the time I do have with him.

“My partner’s little girl Zoe is so upset by it, she has been waking up in tears.

“If anyone is looking after him please bring him home. If you’ve become attached to him I hope you can use the money to buy yourself a dog.

“I hope the money will encourage someone to bring Buddy home to me.”

Dean added: “I’d like to thank everyone so far that has helped. The support on Facebook has been tremendous.”

If you spot Buddy or know of his whereabouts please call Dean on 07899904050 or 07737367450

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