Emma Bunton's dog Phoebe
Courtesy Emma Bunton; Inset: Samir Hussein/WireImage
02/06/2013 at 05:30 PM EST
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.
"To all the amazing people who supported us at this horrible time, our precious Phoebe has been found and it's terrible news," the Spice Girl
, 37, Tweeted Wednesday. "We are devastated."
"Thank you everyone for your support," Jones, 33, added
. "Love you Phoebe always."
The couple, who are parents to sons Beau and Tate
, also thanked Dog Lost
, a database for lost and found dogs in the U.K., who assisted the family.
Phoebe, whom she described as gentle and gorgeous, was microchipped at the time of her disappearance.