A Deeside women has launched a fresh appeal for the safe return of her two dogs after they went missing last week.
Miranda McHardy, of Woodend House, is desperate to find the Jack Russell terriers after they vanished while chasing rabbits outside their home at around 3.30pm on April 6.
It had been thought that a man may have been trying to get the dogs inside a red transit van.
The man in question, however, has contacted Mrs McHardy and assured her that he was simply trying to be helpful but was unable to catch the dogs.
Mrs McHardy has said that it was completely out of character for the dogs, three-year-old Dotty and Drizzle, 10 months, to go missing.
She said: “They are rough-coated Jack Russells and are really cute and friendly. The whole family are distraught at what has happened and I can’t stop crying.
“They had gone after rabbits on the riverbank in the afternoon and some people fishing nearby saw them go up the main road.
Mrs McHardy, 47, added: “It’s not like them not to come home and I appeal to whoever has them to return them.”
The family have distributed posters throughout the area, including visitor attractions, for help in tracing the terriers.
Grampian police confirmed they were investigating the disappearance.
Anyone with information regarding the dogs is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.