Highlands & Islands

Fresh appeal over guide dog missing in Nairn

missing guide dog tess Image copyright Guide dogs scotland
Image caption Tess has not been seen since vanishing on a run near the river in Nairn

A guide dog owner has made a fresh appeal for help to find his dog which has been missing for more than a week.

Tess, a black curly-coated cross Retriever, vanished while on a run near the Old Cemetery in Nairn on 23 July.

Searches along the river banks and surrounding areas have been to no avail.

Owner Fraser Stevenson said: "As the days have gone by, I've just felt more and more frantic. Tess is my connection to the outside world."

Tess is microchipped and was wearing Guide Dogs identification tags on her collar when she was last seen.

Guide Dogs Scotland think she may have been taken in by a dog lover who believed she was a stray.

Spokesman Niall Foley said: "We believe she is with someone who may have taken her for safe keeping, with the best of intentions.

"Our primary concern is to find Tess so we can reunite her with Fraser, who is understandably distraught."

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