Dog thefts on the rise

Thu, 19 Apr 2007

It was 08.45 am when Fiona Smith, the owner of Dumyat Kennels was woken by the sound of her dogs barking .

She went to check her dogs in their kennels and found rather surprisingly that two of her pedigree dogs were missing.

According to Mrs. Smith a six-month-old male and a female Papillon pedigree pup, called Mork and Mindy, were stolen from the kennels.

She said, "The thieves knew what they were doing and what they were looking for."

"They broke in but were only in the enclosure for a couple of minutes. When I got outside, two of my three Papillons were missing."

"I have other dogs, including whippets which I re-home, but they were only interested in the Papillon pups and they may have been stolen to order."

She added, "They are not ordinary dogs. They may look like two little bundles of fluff but Mork and Mindy are very valuable."

Central Scotland Police Sergeant Alan Dunbar said, "Someone has known this woman keeps these dogs and we hope that a neighbour has seen them being taken away."

Sergeant Dunbar has appealed to anyone with any information regarding the theft to contact the police or Crimestoppers.

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