A PET owner has contacted a psychic to help trace his dog which has been missing for two weeks.
Peter Smurthwaite’s two border terriers, Cyril and Floyd, escaped from his garden in Aldgate, Ketton, just 24 hours after they moved into the village.
He was fixing a hole in the fence when he stopped to talk to a new neighbour and the dogs broke free.
Floyd was knocked down and killed a few hours later but Cyril is still missing and Mr Smurthwaite has been scouring the streets to find him.
He has also called on the help of a psychic who believes Cyril is alive.
Mr Smurthwaite, 62, said: “Everyone has been so wonderful in offering to help me look for Cyril.
“The two dogs were seen by lots of people that day until Floyd was run over. All the traffic stopped and several people tried to catch Cyril, but he was in shock at seeing Floyd run over and ran off at great speed.
“I believe he is still in shock and hiding somewhere. The dogs weren’t used to so much traffic.”
Mr Smurthwaite posted Cyril’s details on a missing dogs website where someone suggested he contact a psychic.
He did this and despite giving the woman no details of his location, she him she could see Cyril chasing rabbits in a quarry.
As a result he spent two hours searching the Hanson Cement site with a member of staff on Tuesday evening but so far there is no sign of the three-year-old black and grey terrier.
Mr Smurthwaite spoke to the psychic again yesterday. He said: “For three days she has been saying he is trapped in a hole in a quarry. She said he can move but he can’t find a way out.”
He was planning to check some disused quarries in Ketton.
Mr Smurthwaite retired to Italy seven years ago but moved to Rutland two weeks ago to be closer to his parents in Oakham and brother in Cottesmore.
He said: “I am desperate to get Cyril back and am offering a £200 reward for anyone who can help me find him.
“I have always thought Rutland is such a lovely place. It is the people who attracted me to the place and they have all been so kind to me since Cyril disappeared.”
Cyril has been missing since March 29. He is microchipped but is not wearing a collar because his new one with Mr Smurthwaite’s new contact details had not arrived.
If you have seen Cyril contact Mr Smurthwaite on 07975 729132.