Have you seen Palesa?

Palesa the raccoon dog has gone missing
Palesa the raccoon dog has gone missing

A rare pet has gone missing in Pocklington and her owner is appealing for residents' help to return her home.

A Tanuki called Palesa has gone missing from Volage Court, in Pocklington, this morning. The rare pet is an Asian fox which is often called a Japanese racoon dog due to it's likeness to a racoon.

The seven-month-old pet went missing from her enclosure this morning. Her owner Charlie Plumb is appealing for residents to keep an eye out.

She has been spotted on George Street and near the rugby club.

Charlie said: "If anyone sees her try and approach her slowly with some fruit and then grab her by the back of her neck like all parents carry their young.

"She doesn't bite she's a real softy. I'm gutted I just want her back alive."

The RSPCA has been informed and Palesa is micro-chipped.

If anyone sees Palesa call Charlie on 07526 726 626.