Search for missing Marmie continues into second week

Marmalade, who answers to Marmie, is missing.

Marmalade, who answers to Marmie, is missing.

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The ongoing search for a dog, which went missing in north Northumberland over a week ago, has sparked massive support on social media.

As previously reported on the Gazette website, Marmalade, who answers to Marmie, was last seen eight days ago, last Wednesday afternoon, in the Cheviots.

Between 2pm and 3pm, the golden cocker spaniel went missing on the Pennine Way north of Uswayford Farm and about half-a-kilometre south of the turn-off to the summit of Cheviot.

It is thought he ran off after a rabbit, but people have been up in the hills searching for him since to no avail.

The family has been trying to spread the word to as many people as possible, including via Facebook and Twitter. On Sunday, a Find Marmie page was set up, which as of yesterday had almost 500 likes.

Owner Katie Johnman said that she and the family are really grateful to everyone who has been helping to look or has spread the word about Marmie and that if there are any sightings to please contact them on 01669 620141.

Marmie is male, neutered, and seven years old. He is golden/ginger all over and his fur is currently quite closely cropped, though is very thick and curly when longer. He was wearing a blue fabric collar and is microchipped.

Farmers, vets, dog wardens, dog shelters, gamekeepers, pubs and hotels have been contacted, a poster has been distributed and his picture has been put on various websites logging lost dogs.