Border collie lamb best pals missing: Footprints found

Bella and Blake have been missing since May 8

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A border collie and an orphaned lamb have been missing for a week as footprints seem to indicate they are still together.

Blake the dog and his best friend, lamb Bella, vanished from a garden in Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire.

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A search was launched, with TV star Phillip Schofield even putting up a £1,000 reward to find the missing pair .

There has been encouraging news as tracker dogs picked up a fresh scent of Blake and Bella.

Owner Natalie Haywood told the Nottingham Post today: "We've been out since 5am with tracker dogs and a drone.

"Unfortunately we haven't had any luck finding them but we did pick up some fresh scents and some footprints around the Perlethorpe area.

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"It is looking like they are still together because we can see that they have clearly been out for a drink, as they have footprints side by side near a water source."

A camp-out and BBQ is planned tonight near where they have picked up the scents, in the hope that the pair will wander back to the area.

An appeal by owners Natalie Haywood and Jordan Knight to find the unusual pair went national, with the reward for finding them put up during an appeal on This Morning with Phillip and Holly Willoughby.

The dog warden service at Newark and Sherwood District Council is asking people to contact them if they see the pair.

Anyone with any information should call the council on 01636 650000.

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Owner Natalie Haywood told the Nottingham Post: "Unfortunately we haven't had any luck finding them but we did pick up some fresh scents and some footprints around the Perlethorpe area.

"It is looking like they are still together because we can see that they have clearly been out for a drink, as they have footprints side by side near a water source."

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Anyone with any information should call the council on 01636 650000.

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