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Pet shop donation to reward in missing Nairn dog hunt

missing guide dog tess Image copyright Guide dogs scotland
Image caption Tess has not been seen since 23 July

A pet shop chain has offered a £1,000 donation to help find a guide dog that has been missing for more than two weeks.

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

Searches have been made along the banks of the River Nairn and surrounding areas.

Peter Pritchard, commercial director at Pets At Home, has offered the donation to Guide Dogs Scotland.

He said: ""When we heard that Tess was missing, we wanted to do something to help raise awareness of the search.

"By offering a reward donation to Guide Dogs, we hope this will encourage anyone who thinks they've seen Tess to come forward and help reunite her with her owner."

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

Niall Foley, from Guide Dogs Scotland, said: "We are very grateful to Pets at Home for offering the money in the form of a donation to Guide Dogs.

"Many other people continue to help us find Tess and we are grateful for all the support, and urge people to continue to share awareness of our find Tess appeal on social media and in their local community.

"We encourage anyone who thinks they may have seen Tess to call us on 0800 6888 409."

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