THE search for a lost dog in Swansea is turning into an internet phenomenon.
Last Friday, Holly, a brown female Labrador cross, managed to shove open a small window and escape from her Treboeth home.
Since then her frantic owner, Paul Lanzenby, has been desperately looking for her. He contacted RSPCA Llys Nini for help and they have been posting appeals for Holly ever since.
So far the appeal has attracted over 30,000 visitors but sadly Holly has yet to be found.
A spokeswoman for the Llys Nini Animal Centre said: “We have had over 30,000 hits on the Find Holly posts plus scores of re-tweets but to no avail. It is very unusual not to have sightings of a lost dog but strangely there has been nothing.
“We are now wondering if she may be injured somewhere and can’t get home, so we are asking all joggers, cyclists and dog walkers to keep an eye out at the side of roads and paths.”
Mr Lazenby added: “I have called the police but they don’t really do missing animals.”
Mr Lazenby said that there had been possible sightings in both Cardiff and Newport but he was at a loss to explain how the dog had ended up there unless she had been stolen.
“I’m hoping that someone hasn’t stolen her to try and breed. She’s worth around £700 to £800.
“If she’s been taken for breeding then they know what they’ve got. She a very distinctive dog and there are only three in South Wales. It’s upsetting but there’s nothing I can do about it.
“I have been out searching everywhere and have put up posters all over the place.”
Meanwhile members of the public have been leaving messages of support online.
Ann Slater said: “I lost my boy last year. We got him home day 7. Keep telling everyone, radio, newspaper, internet. She is waiting to be found don’t give up x.”
And Cyndy Davies added: “Hope she is found soon. I have driven around Treboeth, Penlan and Caersalem today working and kept looking hoping I would see her but sadly no sightings.”