WARNING: THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN LOCAL DOG THEFTS RECENTLY

Updated July 4, 2020 Categories: news.

The following is an account of what happened to a DAWGdog owner this morning:
“I was walking * towards the rugby field on Hardy crescent and a silver 4×4 bibed it’s horn and I turned to see if I knew who it was, I didn’t so I carried on walking across the field. When I got to the other side of the road the car was there, they wound down the window so I asked if they needed any help, the guy just started asking loads of questions about * and I started to get a bit worried, then he asked me if I wanted to sell “the dog”. I shouted no and started to walk away and they started to reverse the car towards me, so I ran.
There was a man in his 50s with balding head, white fair skinned and a heavy stature, the woman of similar age had dark hair but she was wearing a dark face mask.
The car was like a hilux with a solid shell on the back, silver in colour with 2 names on the back passenger side. Either jonny and jody or Charlie and jody.
I reported to the police when I got back home.”

[* Name of dog redacted for security]

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EVERYONE:

PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL OF YOUR OWN AND YOUR DOG’S SECURITY AND SAFETY WHEN WALKING YOUR DOG

BE AWARE OF OTHER PEOPLE & VEHICLES WHICH ARE NEARBY WHEN YOU ARE WALKING YOUR DOG AND ALERT IF THEY APPROACH YOU OR APPEAR TO FOLLOW YOU, EITHER DURING THE WALK OR AFTERWARDS ON THE WAY HOME.

ALSO

BE AWARE OF PEOPLE IN YOUR VICINITY WHEN CALLING YOUR DOG BY NAME:

BE AWARE THAT YOUR DOG MAY BE MORE INCLINED TO APPROACH A STRANGER IF THEY CALL IT BY NAME.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG UNATTENDED, IN A VEHICLE OR ELSEWHERE, FOR ANY REASON