December 8 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 1, 2013
A dog breeder has been left devastated after 11 pedigree bulldogs and pugs were stolen from her home.
Jenny Freeman, 70, found a back door had been smashed open when she returned from a shopping trip on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Freeman, who lives at Walpole St Andrew, near King’s Lynn, believes the dogs were stolen to order to be sold on, or possibly used as breeding stock. She said the animals were worth more than £10,000.
A pregnant bitch, which is due to whelp in three weeks’ time was among the animals stolen, along with another bitch and her puppies.
Details have been circulated on social media and websites which advertise lost and stolen dogs.
“There are loads of people out there concerned about what’s happened,” said Ms Freeman. “They are all heartbroken that someone or some people could do this to me.
“It’s everything I’ve worked for all these years and it’s all gone.
“They took two bulldog puppies, 12 - 13 weeks old, one brindle and white, one all white. They took two black pug puppies, they’re worth £1,200 each.”
Ms Freeman said she feared for one dog which had been the runt of a litter, which she had kept on as a pet after it failed to thrive.
“They won’t be able to sell her, someone’s going to find her dumped,” she added.
The dogs are all micro-chipped, meaning they will be flagged up as stolen if they are ever taken to a vet.
Police are investigating the break-in. Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the village on Friday afternoon who may have seen or heard anything suspicious. They say offenders would have needed a large vehicle to transport the dogs away.
Anyone with information or who may be offered any of the dogs for sale, should contact DC Richard Moden at King’s Lynn CID on 101.