A dog which went missing in north Northumberland last week has still not been found.
Marmalade, who answers to Marmie, was last seen almost five days ago, on Wednesday afternoon. Between 2pm and 3pm, the golden cocker spaniel went missing on the Pennine Way on the south of Cheviot about 1km short of the summit.
It is thought he ran off after a rabbit, but people have been up in the hills searching for him everyday since to no avail.
The family has been trying to spread the word to as many people as possible, including through social media. Yesterday, a Find Marmie page was set up, which already has more than 200 likes.
A message posted last night reads: “Dear friends – our Marm is still on his own out there now into the fifth night in the cold. We believe all the sharing on social media will really help bring him home to us safely. Please can you share this page with all your contacts on Facebook and encourage them to do the same especially people in Borders/north Northumberland.
“He was last seen on Wednesday afternoon between 2-3pm on Pennine Way south of Cheviot, north Northumberland. If you live or are walking in the area of north Northumberland (College Valley/Ingram/Alwinton/Wooler) please look out.
“He is chipped and currently has short cropped golden coat. We are overwhelmed by friends and community support please keep it going I want my dog home for Christmas and his brother Dylan is missing him. Thank you xx”
Anyone with information is asked to call 01669 620141.