A Chesterfield FC legend has backed the search for a missing chihuahua – and offered a £250 reward for its return.
Former Spireites striker Bob Newton was so upset to see pictures appealing for missing pooch Pixie, he contacted her owner and offered to help.
Bob, a self-professed dog-lover, said: “It kills me knowing somebody has lost their little dog. I love dogs, and I just want to help in any way I can.”
The 57-year-old is offering £250 for anyone who can help find Pixie, who escaped from a gap in the fence at her home on Sycamore Avenue in Boythorpe on February 6.
Owner Nicole Ibbotson said: “I am devastated. I just want to see her back home.
“There have been three sightings of her, but none for about three weeks so I think someone must have taken her in.
“I am hoping someone sees this and comes forward.”
Nicole, 37, who has two eight-year-old twins and a German shepherd puppy, said the sightings were on Walton Road, Tunstall Way and Wallgrove Avenue.
Can you help find Pixie?
Pixie the chihuahua went missing from her home in Boythorpe on February 6.
She is just nine months old and only 10 inches tall.
Owner Nicole Ibbotson described her as being cream coloured, with an apricot stripe and distinctive black marks in her ears.
If you have seen Pixie or have information about her wheareabouts, call the Derbyshire Times on 01246 504 614.