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Owner of lost dog praises Newham's community spirit

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 June 2015

Gillian Price is hoping to trace her dog Albie who went missing in Newham

Gillian Price is hoping to trace her dog Albie who went missing in Newham

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A dog owner has praised Newham's community spirit after her dog disappeared in East Ham.

Albie, who went missing in East HamAlbie, who went missing in East Ham

Gillian Price was visiting a friend in Denbigh Road when her toy poodle, Albie, escaped.

“There was a knock on the front door, he answered it and Albie ran out,” she said.

“I’ve been keeping poodles for 54 years and this is the first one I’ve lost that hasn’t been through illness or old age.”

Gillian, who lives in Romford, said she was surprised by the help she received from total strangers.

She said: “All of these people, shopkeepers and schoolchildren, helped to look for him.

“The caretaker at Brampton Primary School looked again once it was closed in case he was hidden anywhere.”

The 62-year-old has returned to the area daily since Albie’s disappearance on May 19 and said she had received help on a number of occasions.

“I didn’t believe people still came together and helped other people,” she said.

“There’s a real community spirit in Newham, and I think it’s important that continues.”

Albie is microchipped and Gillian has offered a reward for anyone that finds him.

She urged anyone that believes they may have him to take him to a vet to be scanned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dogslost on 0844 800 3220.

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