Leyland woman reveals 'indescribable pain' after missing five-year-old dog knocked down on M61 near Chorley

A Leyland woman has spoken of her devastation after learning that her missing dog was hit on the M61 near Chorley.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 6:52 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 6:56 pm
Five-year-old Beagle, Jessie,has been missing from the Worden Park area of Leyland since Wednesday, June 10.

Mum-of-three Kaylie Jenkinson is urgently appealing for help to find her lemon and white medium-sized Beagle, who has been missing from the Worden Park area of Leyland since Wednesday, June 10.

Kaylie has created a Facebook group to help trace five-year-old Jessie, who was last seen running back up the top of the slip road of the M61 on the Botany Bay side and away from the traffic at 7-10am this morning (Monday, June 15).

The 32-year-old said: "It's been awful. We have three children at home and they're so upset. It's been very tough. We want her home safely and as soon as possible."

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Jessie, a lemon and white Beagle, was hit on the M61 on the southbound carriageway just after junction 8 near Botany Bayat around 6-45am this morning (Monday, June 15).

The community has rallied round the family, with 2,422 people joining Kaylie's Facebook group, called HAVE YOU SEEN JESSIE? Missing LEYLAND PR26.

She added: "We've been blown away by the amount of support we've had."

Kaylie says on Facebook that she was left in 'indescribable pain' after discovering Jessie was hit on the M61 on the southbound carriageway just after junction 8 near Botany Bay at around 6-45am today (Monday, June 15).

She adds that the Beagle, who she has had since she was a puppy, was "knocked to the floor" but then "got up and hobbled off".

She is now asking anyone with dash cam footage of the area from 6-30am to 7-30am to contact her.

Writing on Facebook, Kaylie said: "Surrounding areas have been scoured as best we can with such little info but I am now in indescribable pain knowing she is out there hurt and the longer she isn't found the less chance I have of taking her home like I promised I would and I refuse to let that happen!"

She is also advising people not to approach or chase Jessie as it could spook her and cause her to bolt. Instead, she is appealing for people with information to ring her on 07753 440627.

To help with the appeal, please visit the Facebook group.