Coronation Street actress Sue Johnston has thanked Granada Reports for publicising an appeal to her find her treasured dog.
Her cocker spaniel, Bo, was shot dead by a farmer while chasing livestock.
A family friend told the Manchester Evening News: "Sue is understandably very distressed about the loss of her family pet.
“She’d like to thank everyone who helped her scour the area to try to find the dogs and also the North West Missing Dogs Network who were most helpful.
“She’d also like to thank the M.E.N. and Granada Reports for the publicity and support given to her as she looked for Bo.”
Coronation Street star Sue Johnston has been left devastated after her treasured pet dog was shot dead by a farmer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The actress issued a plea for help after one-year-old Bo, a Cocker Spaniel, vanished nearly a week ago.
The one-year-old was being walked by a friend of the actress with another Cocker Spaniel called Hattie around lanes in Marton, near Macclesfield.
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Sue Johnston says the 1 year old working cocker spaniel went missing from their home in Macclesfield on Tuesday 22nd April and she is desperate to find her. The former Coronation Street and Royle family actress said:
"Bo is a very precious family dog. She went missing chasing a rabbit with another cocker spaniel Hattie who was out for a walk with her. We're desperate to find the two of them. Both are chipped so we're hoping they will be found and can be identified."
Royle Family star Sue Johnston is quitting Coronation Street.
The actress, who plays Gloria Price in the ITV soap, is leaving to work on other shows.
She will film her last scenes at Christmas, but show bosses are leaving open the possibility of a return.
The actress, 69, first appeared as Gloria, the interfering mother of Rovers landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins), in September last year.
A spokeswoman for the show said: "Sue will be on screen until early spring 2014 when Gloria will leave Weatherfield for the time being."
Sue shot to fame as Sheila Grant in Channel 4 soap Brookside and previously appeared in Coronation Street in a minor role as bookie's wife Mrs Chadwick, in 1982.