A desperate search is underway to find a woman who may have taken in a lost dog.
Five-year-old Terrier Jack Russell Nell went missing on October 17 when her owner, Dawn, was walking her at the Chinnor quarry.
Since then a huge effort has been made to find tri-coloured Nell, with posters put up all over Chinnor.
Nell’s owners are now trying to find a woman who was seen in Oakley Lane with two Jack Russell’s on October 25 and told someone that one of them was not hers and had just ‘turned up’.
Holly Wakefield, a friend of Dawn’s, said: “At the time the lady that called was not aware that we were looking for Nell, so both ladies went their separate ways.
“It was not until later that she saw one of our posters and called to tell us.
“All of Saturday and all of Sunday we sat in that lane from dawn until dusk at the chance of this lady with two Jack Russells reappearing.
“We need to find this lady to see if she has Nell.
“She may not even know that people are looking for her and think that she has taken in a stray.
“Nell is not a stray, she is someone’s heart and soul, she is loved and she needs to come home for her family.”
Ms Wakefield said it was very unlike Nell to run off and that everyone has ‘fallen to pieces’ over her disappearance.
However, they have been helped by the enormous support from the community.
Ms Wakefield said: “We have had so many people come and help us, searching all of the walks and putting posters up everywhere.
“People I have never met before were helping us look for Nell, getting themselves covered in mud, clambering over fences.
“It has restored our faith in people.”
There is a £200 reward for finding Nell, who is microchipped.
Anyone with information should call 07905 411714 or 07794 251875.