02/06/2013 AT 5:30 PM ET
It was a sad day for Emma Bunton, whose search for her lost dog has come to a dismal end.
Without delving into details, she took to Twitter to thank those who reached out when she announced earlier this week that her and fiancé Jade Jones’ chocolate Labrador Phoebe went missing on a daily walk.
“Thank you everyone for your support,” Jones, 33, added. “Love you Phoebe always.”
Phoebe, whom she described as gentle and gorgeous, was microchipped at the time of her disappearance.