• Patrick McBride

Man on a mission

"We wont stop looking for them"

Fitting a sign in Greymouth

PHOTO: Patrick McBride

Alan Funnell arrived in Greymouth today continuing the search for loved dogs, Dice and Weed.

Alan and Partner Louisa hit headlines over seven months ago with a public plea for sightings of the animals. A Facebook page which now has 14,000 followers was set up and even Seven Sharp picked up on their news, featuring an item last year on the couples quest for answers.

The two dogs went missing from their property on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin in October.

"We believe they could of chased after some rabbits, one minute they were there and then gone. We called out and they didn't return," Alan told McBride Vision.

There had been a reported sighting at a freedom camping ground in the South with two dogs fitting the description, tied to a white van.

"We are dedicated to finding them, I have taken this week to travel up the West Coast putting up signs. We are dog people and anyone in our situation would understand," he said.

Alan is covering more road than Fulton Hogan having placed signs deep down the Coast line from Haast and is heading North to Karamea before crossing to Nelson.

Anyone with information or sightings can contact them via their facebook page (HERE).