Doug Featherstone is devastated over the loss of his dogs. His two Jack Russells disappeared about a week ago.
Doug Featherstone is devastated over the loss of his dogs. His two Jack Russells disappeared about a week ago. Robyne Cuerel

Granville man's much-loved Jack Russells disappear

A MARYBOROUGH man is devastated over the disappearance of his two beloved Jack Russell terriers, which haven't been seen since vanishing on Wednesday.

Doug Featherstone is a regular visitor to the AFL grounds on the corner of Ross and Cardigan Sts in Granville and returned with his pooches to the site on Wednesday, to check on an injured kangaroo he had reported to authorities.

Just after arriving, he spotted his white and tan purebred pups following another dog near Maryborough St, before mysteriously disappearing completely.

"They seemed to go as if they were going into a residential area…that was the end of it, I couldn't see them anymore," he said.

"I searched for about an hour and a half and then at 11'oclock I went and reported it to the council."

The dogs, 16-year-old Trixie and 9-year-old Sooti are council registered and Trixie is micro chipped. Mr Featherstone has returned to the area every day, searching far and wide for the dogs he considers part of his family.

He is worried the friendly duo may have tried to find their way home to Sunbury and have been picked up on the way.

He has distributed posters, done letter box drops, made radio appeals and spoken to countless people, yet Trixie and Sooti are still missing.



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