Rebecca Hill’s beloved chihuahua Gizmo was abducted from his garden almost a week ago, sparking a nationwide outcry for his return.
Sadly, the ordeal isn’t over for the devastated dog owner, who is waiting for experts to examine a leg bone feared to be little Gizmo’s.
Natalie Williams, 29, stumbled upon the leg bone on a rooftop colonised by vicious seagulls.
Ms Williams, who works near the rooftop, told The Sun on Sunday: “There has been seagulls nesting there for months.
“We had to get someone out to remove a chicken’s head not long ago, as well as the body of a gull that had been cannibalised”
“We had to get someone out to remove a chicken’s head not long ago, as well as the body of a gull that had been cannibalised.
“On Friday, I found what can only be described as a mammal’s leg on a fire escape at the back. I straight away thought of Gizmo as it looks like it belongs to a dog.”
The 29-year-old from Totnes, Devon added: “I really hope I’m wrong.”
Four-year-old miniature chihuahua Gizmo was in the garden when a stealth seagull dived down, stole the pup, and flew off with him.
The distressing incident was witnessed by Gizmo’s friend – Rebecca’s partner – a week ago at his home in Paignton, Devon .
At the time, Rebecca launched a desperate appeal for the pup, which later sparked a Devon-wide dog hunt.
In the days following the incident, shop worker Rebecca was even forced to deny faking the story after she received sick taunts from trolls, including one who claimed to have roasted Gizmo.
A fierce-looking gull was even pictured surveying the scene and seemingly on the lookout for fresh prey on the street the dog was taken from.