UPDATE (Thurs 27th Feb 2014): Tilly has been found and reunited with her owner last night. Which is great news! Apparently the dog had been very quickly sold on to a third-party (the same night). Those who had bought the animal had subsequently seen all the publicity on Facebook and managed to get a message to the owner saying their new dog looked a lot like Tilly!
LOCAL POLICE are appealing for witnesses or any information to the theft of a dog from George Street, Hedon last night (Tuesday 25th February 2014).
About 7pm the victim who lives in George Street let her 6 month old female Staffordshire bull terrier out into her front garden. She was informed about 7:10pm by a witness that a male had entered her garden and took the dog, running off towards Baxtergate with a second male, carrying the dog away.
The dog is described as being six months old, champagne coloured with a white chest and white paws. The dog is called ‘Tilly’ and was wearing a pink collar with no name tag.
Can any witnesses or anyone who has any information contact PC Bob Pyle at Hedon Police Station or ring 101 and quote log number 598 of 25/02/14.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have a useful website with a page about safeguarding your dog from theft at Safeguarding your Stafford. They recommend the use of DogLost.co.uk – The National Database for Lost and Found Dogs at www.doglost.co.uk and suggest that dogs be micro-chipped or tattooed. Owners should take an up-to-date photo of their dog for circulation in the event that it is stolen.
Tip: What does the breed look like? Search Google for Staffordshire bull terrier.