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RSPCA lost pet tracking system to help owners

SO SAD: Elizabeth Taylor and Bella, left, who are both missing german shepherd puppy Tyson who was stolen recently.
SO SAD: Elizabeth Taylor and Bella, left, who are both missing german shepherd puppy Tyson who was stolen recently. Vicki Wood

ELIZABETH Taylor doesn't feel safe in her house any more.

She feels like a member of her family is gone after thieves stole her german shepherd puppy, Tyson, earlier this month.

Elizabeth had always felt safe with Tyson and his mum, Bella, guarding her yard. She knew she could rely on Bella to keep intruders at bay.

But the 52-year-old believes whoever took Tyson distracted Bella, subdued her and beat her so badly the powerful dog is now a shadow of her former self.

"She's a guard dog and yet they managed to distract her, beat her, now she's very timid; she's scared," Elizabeth said.

"I don't feel complete without Tyson. He was my family.

"I don't feel safe in my house any more.

"I thought I had a dog that could keep strangers out but that wasn't the case."

Elizabeth Taylor's missing dog Tyson. Photo Contributed.
Elizabeth Taylor's missing dog Tyson. Photo Contributed. Contributed

Elizabeth successfully completed a nursing course earlier this month but says she hasn't been able to enjoy the success because she has been so worried about Tyson.

The newly qualified enrolled nurse went to police and signed up for the RSPCA's Pet D Tect, a paid service that offers several services such as phone calls and text messages to nearby houses.

But perhaps the most successful thing she did was to take her story to social media. Her Bring Tyson Back Facebook page has more than 1650 followers and she has been "overwhelmed" by the support.

She is now confident of finding Tyson, particularly because he is microchipped, which any new owner is likely to discover if the thieves sell him.

The RSPCA has released a new device it hopes will stop pet owners suffering the same fate as the Deception Bay woman.

TrakaPet allows continuous tracking of your pet for up to three weeks (dependent on the reporting frequency selected) on a single battery charge.

Unlike most other trackers currently available, the RSPCA says it contains an integrated SIM card with a 24-month connection.

Visit www.rspcaqld.org.au for more information on the device.

Topics:  deception bay missing dog


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