CQ family offers $1000 reward for missing dogs
MEL Jowsey has spent sleepless nights wondering where two of the family's pet dogs have gone.
The Boxer-Mastiff dogs, brothers Helmet and Bandit, are both missing from the family property on Adelaide Park Rd in Yeppoon.
And Mrs Jowsey is now offering a $1000 reward to get them back.
They are both about 18 months to two years old, and dearly loved by their family.
Helmet, who has not been seen since May 5 from the property, is owned by her son, Harry Jowsey.
His dog had disappeared while it was being looked by Mrs Jowsey's at her home in Yeppoon while Harry, who lives in Lismore, was in New Zealand.
Bandit went missing on May 21 from the same Yeppoon property, which has a dog fence around the perimeter of the house.
Mrs Jowsey assumed the dogs would have gone through the gate to leave the property.
After being told on Facebook about a sighting of Helmet in Woodvale Park Rd, Mrs Jowsey left work straight away to look for him.
She searched through bushes to find him, whistling as she waited and hoped for him to respond.
Mrs Jowsey was concerned about unconfirmed Facebook reports of dog fighting rings in Emu Park and Rockhampton.
She went to police about these claims and was told they'd seen it on Facebook as well.
Mrs Jowsey said police told her "they hadn't heard of anything (real evidence) of the sort".
She is appealing to the community to share any information they may have relating to the whereabouts of the dogs.
Her family now waits for closure, and hopefully a phone call saying Helmet and Bandit have been found.