A FAMILY has made a desperate plea to be reunited with beloved “best friend” Molly who was spooked and disappeared nine days ago.

Molly, a five-year-old Cockapoo, ran off in Thackley Woods last Tuesday (February 13) at around 9.30am and was last seen on Thackley Old Road shortly after.

Owner, Emma Worlsey, 36, of Baildon, told the Telegraph & Argus that the beloved pet’s disappearance has left a huge hole in the family’s life, which includes daughter Poppy, aged 12, and son Henry, aged nine.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Henry, nine and Poppy, 12 with MollyHenry, nine and Poppy, 12 with Molly (Image: UGC)

She said: “This dog is so important to the family and my children, my little boy is just absolutely heartbroken.

“We just need her, she has to come home.”

Miss Worsley added: “Just not having her around, especially my son, she’s his best friend.

“He’s always sat stroking her in bed, sleeping.

“The house is just not the same without her.

“The kids are just like, absolutely devastated.

“Unfortunately, they were on holiday with their dad when it happened, so they weren’t even here and I had to break the news.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Molly the CockapooMolly the Cockapoo (Image: UGC)

Molly, who is microchipped and has a tag on, normally goes on walks on Baildon Moor but was in Thackley Woods for the first time with another family member when she disappeared.

Molly has been with the family since she was a puppy and turned five while she has been missing, on February 16.

They have another dog, a four-year-old rescue Sproodle, who Miss Worsley said feels lonely without her adopted sister.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Molly (top) and Lucy (bottom) the SproodleMolly (top) and Lucy (bottom) the Sproodle (Image: UGC)

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Molly (left) and Lucy (right)Molly (left) and Lucy (right) (Image: UGC)

She added: “We do have another dog at home called Lucy, who is obviously missing her and she’s all by herself now.”

Louise Johnson, 52, of Baildon – a friend of Miss Worsley’s – has been helping alongside her partner with the search and said they have all been out “day and night looking for her”.

The “whole of Baildon” has come together as a team in the hunt for Molly and posts across social media have been shared hundreds of times.

Their efforts have also been aided by a special dog searching team that is based on Facebook – Busters Animal SOS Team West Yorkshire.

Miss Worsley said the group has put cameras up, sent drones out, and even used sniffer dogs in the search for Molly.

She added: “They’ve been absolutely incredible and we will be making some sort of donation at some point.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Molly waiting for a treatMolly waiting for a treat (Image: UGC)

But Molly is still yet to be found and Miss Worsley is holding out hope that spreading the message could lead to her being found.

She said: “I think police are aware but it’s one of those, where do we look, where do we go?

 “It’s really frustrating because there just isn’t anything, it’s just so strange – how does she disappear into thin air, how has nobody seen her?”

Miss Worsley added: “I just think now, everyone is thinking someone has got her and the only way we hopefully get her back is spreading this information.

“Hopefully someone has seen her, but she could be anywhere by now.”