A CWMBRAN couple are offering a £1,000 reward for information to help find the family’s missing dog.

David Evans, of The Upper Cock Inn, The Highway, at Croesyceiliog, said he and his family are desperately worried about seven-yearold American Bulldog cross Levi, who went missing from the pub on February 15 after wandering off.

“Levi was outside the pub with me in the car park at around dinner time on February 15 when he wandered off and didn’t come back,” said Mr Evans, who has run the pub for 23 years.

“He’s gone missing before when he’s wandered off to the boating lake, but always came home on his own or one of our customers has brought him home as he is well-known in the area.

“We’ve put up hundreds of posters and visited the local animal sanctuary, dog pounds and driven around Cwmbran and Newport, but to no avail.”

The search for Levi, who was four weeks old when daughter Cheryl Evans, 28, got him from a litter of 17 in Cardiff, has attracted support on Twitter from XFactor contestants Frankie Cocozza and Cher Lloyd.

“He’s much-loved by the family and customers,” said Miss Evans, who owns Creation Beauty Salon, Oakfield, Cwmbran.

“When he was a puppy, I took him everywhere with me, to socialising classes at the Red Cross Hall, Croesyceiliog and even to work.

“He’s so well known, I’ve had people coming up to me when I’m out asking about him and people from as far as Gloucester have seen our appeal on Facebook.

“My friend put an appeal on Twitter and was overwhelmed by the support from people we don’t even know, including Frankie Cocozza and Cher Lloyd.

Mum Diane Evans, 52 said: “We miss him dearly. My younger daughter Sheree, 26, and granddaughter Lea Evans, four, who live with us are absolutely gutted.

“When Leah wakes up in the morning, she cries for Levi.”

Levi is described as having a dark tan coat with a white chest and feet, a black muzzle and full tail. He is microchipped and was wearing a collar when he disappeared.

Gwent Police said Levi was reported missing on February 17.

Anyone with information should contact the family on 01633 483218.