A NORTH Bersted man has appealed for help for the return of his dog.
Paul Hammond was alarmed to discover Trotsy, a black small miniature terrier the size of a chichuahua, was missing when he went back to her after going shopping.
He said: “She is a highly affable little animal and a good-natured dog. She is a real companion to me.
“I’m saddened by the whole situation. It’s hard to deal with. I would like to think someone is looking after her.”
He also hopes the fact Trotsy, pictured below, is microchipped will also enable her to be found.
Mr Hammond, 58, left Trotsy tied up to the railing next to the trolleys outside Lidl in the Bognor Regis Retail Park in Shripney Road about 1pm on December 13.
He was inside for about 15 minutes, only to find Trotsy had gone when he returned to her.
He spent 15 minutes searching the site’s car park and asked some 12 people if they had seen her.
He reported his loss to Sussex Police but was told Trotsy’s absence was regarded as a missing dog rather than a stolen one.
Mr Hammond has asked anyone who sees Trotsy to contact him on 01243 681046 with the details.