Saturday 19 August 2017

Family appeal for leads on missing Chihuahua Mojo - the beloved pet of Sean (10) who has autism

Mojo is the beloved pet of Sean (10)
Mojo is the beloved pet of Sean (10)
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

The family of a ten-year-old boy who has autism have appealed for the safe return of his dog, who was last spotted on the red Luas line accompanied by two young men.

Mojo, an 8-month-old Chihuahua, escaped his Tallaght home on Friday and was last seen at Kylemore with two young boys believed to be around 12.

The dog is the beloved pet of Sean (10) and his family have offered a generous reward to anyone who has information about the pup, who is of tan colouring with a white belly.

Speaking to, Sean’s mum Tara Matthews said: “My son Sean has autism and he’s extremely upset about Mojo. The dog is his best friend and his canine companion and we’re eager to see him returned safely to us.”

Sean was very upset following Mojo's disappearance
Sean was very upset following Mojo's disappearance

“He ran out of the house at about 3PM on Friday and it was a few minutes before we realised he had. He was last seen with two boys, about 12, heading towards Kylemore on the Luas from Tallaght.

“We’re really appealing to anyone who may have seen the dog to get in touch with us, or bring him to the local dog pound or DSPCA centre if they have him. He’s really precious to us,” she said.

The mum, from Tallaght, urged anyone who knows about the Mojo’s whereabouts to come forward.

“He wasn’t wearing a collar, but he is microchipped. We’re very keen to see him return home, there won’t be questions asked. He’s really loved in our house and we just want him to come home,” she said.

If you have any information about Mojo, please email

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