Search for missing Chihuahua Jasmine continues after fire crew ‘rescue operation’ is called off

Jasmine went missing in Margate

An appeal to find a Chihuahua who went missing from Margate yesterday (June 25) and was then spotted being carried by two men in Ramsgate has been renewed.

Owner Charlotte Silver, from Birchington, had her dog Jasmine with her at Club World on Marine Terrace when the dog escaped.

Initial reports suggested a man was spotted holding Jasmine as he walked towards Turner Contemporary at around 1pm.

Later that afternoon two men were seen with the dog in Ramsgate. It is believed they let her loose in the King George VI Park.

It is thought Jasmine then bolted after being chased by another dog and both animals ended up on the clifftop.

A search and rescue mission was carried out by Kent fire crews and the coastguard, along with members of the Missing Dogs and Strays in Thanet, facebook page, last night but services called off their search at around midnight.

The first dog, a Jack Russell, was retrieved but Jasmine was still missing.

The search continues today.

Jasmine is one year old, she has no collar but she is chipped.

Dance teacher Charlotte said: “Jasmine is my baby. I am lost without her.”

Laura Sullivan, from the Missing Dogs group, said Jasmine is likely very frightened and urged people not to call or chase her but just watch out for a sighting of the dog.

She added: ” Jasmine is absolutely petrified she will be in survival mode which means everything and everyone is a predator, including humans, her instincts is to survive no matter what.

“If you do go to the cliff top don’t call her name and don’t make lots of noise. Do be quiet and just look for any signs or sightings. 

“Jasmine may only come out when she is hungry which is normally on the third plus day of hiding.”

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference number ZY/35941/18.

A Find Jasmine the chihuahua facebook page has also been set up.