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Black labrador Dizzee found dead after bolting on Hampstead Heath

Search party announces Dizzee has gone to 'Rainbow Bridge'

06 November, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Owners Frances Howard with Dizzee 

A MISSING black labrador has gone to a “rainbow bridge” after it was found dead close to home, a search party has announced.

Dizzee – which was named after rap star Dizzee Rascal – bolted from the east Heath car park in Hampstead Heath on October 24.

The dog almost made it back home to its two children and owner Frances Howard in Camden Town, according to a a post on the search party’s website.

It said: “She was very, very close to home. The owner has thanked everyone that tried to help find her. Please can everyone do the same. RIP beautiful Dizzee, run free at Rainbow Bridge. We tried so hard to find you, we really did.”

Rainbow Bridge is a paradise concept which gives pet owners solace after animals die. The idea is that pets go to a meadow and are later re-united with their owners in a happy afterlife.  It is also a “status” on lost dogs websites when a missing pet is found dead.

Owner Frances Howard, who lives in Camden Town, said last week that Dizzee had run away, uncharacteristically, while being walked on Hampstead Heath. A black dog fitting Dizzee’s description was spotted in Kentish Town later that day. She was found dead on Sunday.

 

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