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I was reading about the dog walker that lost 5 dogs while out walking them. She claimed that  the dogs had simply run off and never returned. Each dog  was chipped.

This seems a really strange case. The unfortunate owners feel that their dogs are no longer alive.

My  first thoughts when I read the article was that the dogs had been sold on. Very strange.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-51220730

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1 hour ago, Janus said:

I was reading about the dog walker that lost 5 dogs while out walking them. She claimed that  the dogs had simply run off and never returned. Each dog  was chipped.

This seems a really strange case. The unfortunate owners feel that their dogs are no longer alive.

My  first thoughts when I read the article was that the dogs had been sold on. Very strange.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-51220730

That is a really strange case, personally I ruled out her selling them.  For them to all disappear in a single day she would have had to have sold them all together or to the same person, very unlikely.  She claimed they ran off when shots were fired nearby, you would expect some of the dogs would have been found and returned if that had happened. 

 

Some family members have mentioned potential mental health issues, is it possible she simply snapped, killed and disposed of the dogs somewhere?

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Its a very sad and strange case, I cant imagine what the dogs owners are going through! they become a part of the family, but sadly I think they are probably dead after all this time,

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52 minutes ago, muddywolf said:

That is a really strange case, personally I ruled out her selling them.  For them to all disappear in a single day she would have had to have sold them all together or to the same person, very unlikely.  She claimed they ran off when shots were fired nearby, you would expect some of the dogs would have been found and returned if that had happened. 

 

Some family members have mentioned potential mental health issues, is it possible she simply snapped, killed and disposed of the dogs somewhere?

Looking at google maps the area to the west of the woods has a huge number of pig styes.  Perhaps the dogs got into those fields and got shot by a farmer for pig worrying?

 

https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Hopwas,+Tamworth,+UK/@52.648139,-1.7506602,1809m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870a90203a972f3:0x5f4a22a9a88a15cb!8m2!3d52.6432285!4d-1.7365413?hl=en&authuser=0

 

There is an army barracks just up the road (HQ of the Staffordshire Regiment) so believable shots were fired nearby?

 

This is interesting -

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/whittington-ranges-firing-times

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50 minutes ago, Longcol said:

Looking at google maps the area to the west of the woods has a huge number of pig styes.  Perhaps the dogs got into those fields and got shot by a farmer for pig worrying?

 

https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Hopwas,+Tamworth,+UK/@52.648139,-1.7506602,1809m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870a90203a972f3:0x5f4a22a9a88a15cb!8m2!3d52.6432285!4d-1.7365413?hl=en&authuser=0

 

There is an army barracks just up the road (HQ of the Staffordshire Regiment) so believable shots were fired nearby?

 

This is interesting -

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/whittington-ranges-firing-times

There's more chance of dogs dying of shock than a "stray" bullet getting out or a dog getting in.  That happening 5 times? Equal chance of all getting hit by very small meteors!

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3 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

There's more chance of dogs dying of shock than a "stray" bullet getting out or a dog getting in.  That happening 5 times? Equal chance of all getting hit by very small meteors!

Wasn't saying that - just that from post #2  "she claimed they ran off when shots were fired nearby" - is a possibility given that the area is used as a firing range etc.

 

And then a number of things could be in the mix.

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Don't pigs have a reputation for violence?  There have been cases where pigs have eaten humans, haven't there?

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14 hours ago, Lex Luthor said:

Don't pigs have a reputation for violence?  There have been cases where pigs have eaten humans, haven't there?

Yes - a quick google finds cases in Poland and Russia,

 

https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/17/missing-farmer-eaten-pigs-left-nothing-bones-behind-12075427/

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47161035

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2 hours ago, Longcol said:

Sounds horrifying.  I suppose an awful lot of humans don't bat an eyelid when offered a roast pork sandwich.

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On 23 January 2020 at 21:30, Janus said:

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My  first thoughts when I read the article was that the dogs had been sold on.

That's a possibility for at least the two pugs, it's a high-fashion breed fetching good money.

 

Could also be that they were stolen (...or she sold them-) as bait dogs for fights, regrettably it's a lot more widespread than people think.

 

It doesn't appear that any of the 5 dogs were hunting breeds, so unlikely they'd have gone over to the pig farm/tracked scent out of recall range. But by the same observation, possible that shots (reasonably close by, say within a mile) could have spooked them.

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