Dog owners warned after two pets stolen during walk

Dog owners warned after two pets ceased during walk

Dog owners warned after two pets ceased during walk

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

DOG walkers are being urged to be vigilant after two pets are believed to have been pinched during a walk with their owner.

The owner lost sight of her black and white pedigree English pointers in King Charles Lane in Slad. She then heard one of the dogs bark and an engine running.

The barking became muffled and as the vehicle drove off barking became quieter.

One of the dogs was later found near King Charles Lane and the other was found on Steambridge Lane after 45 minutes of searching.

The incident happened on Sunday, April 6 between 3.30pm and 3.45pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on telephone number 101 quoting incident 269 of April 6.

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8:38pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Yawn.... says...

Why would someone go to the trouble and risk of stealing 2 dogs with the owner nearby only to let them go again a couple of minutes later?
Could it be that the owner has read a lot more into this than actually happened?
Perhaps the dog was chasing the car as it drove off. Maybe the car was totally unrelated and just nearby. Could it have been that the dogs chased off after a rabbit/squirrel/fox.
What it comes down to is the dogs were out of sight... and more than a few feet if the owner was far enough away not to see them put in the van. Maybe this is a lesson learned and she will keep her dogs under proper control in future and a dog out of sight is not under control!
Why would someone go to the trouble and risk of stealing 2 dogs with the owner nearby only to let them go again a couple of minutes later? Could it be that the owner has read a lot more into this than actually happened? Perhaps the dog was chasing the car as it drove off. Maybe the car was totally unrelated and just nearby. Could it have been that the dogs chased off after a rabbit/squirrel/fox. What it comes down to is the dogs were out of sight... and more than a few feet if the owner was far enough away not to see them put in the van. Maybe this is a lesson learned and she will keep her dogs under proper control in future and a dog out of sight is not under control! Yawn....
  • Score: 7

6:24pm Thu 17 Apr 14

kjag23 says...

Indeed seems odd to let your dogs loose on a road out of your sight?
Lady was lucky the dogs were not hit by a car instead.
Indeed seems odd to let your dogs loose on a road out of your sight? Lady was lucky the dogs were not hit by a car instead. kjag23
  • Score: 4

7:40am Fri 18 Apr 14

Thornburyboy says...

Another irresponsible dog owner with out of control dogs. Can't see the dog, can't see the dog's mess!
Another irresponsible dog owner with out of control dogs. Can't see the dog, can't see the dog's mess! Thornburyboy
  • Score: 2

9:12am Sun 20 Apr 14

BigBoy22 says...

If this had been a child would you be posting such vitriolic, sweeping assumptions about the owner? Perhaps you could try directing some of your hatred towards the scum who do go out snatching much loved family pets on a regular basis. This is not the first incident of this nature in the local area in the last few months.
If this had been a child would you be posting such vitriolic, sweeping assumptions about the owner? Perhaps you could try directing some of your hatred towards the scum who do go out snatching much loved family pets on a regular basis. This is not the first incident of this nature in the local area in the last few months. BigBoy22
  • Score: -2

11:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

kjag23 says...

Well if you let a young child run out of your sight on a road.....
Well if you let a young child run out of your sight on a road..... kjag23
  • Score: 0

11:38am Tue 22 Apr 14

TigerTigerBurningBright says...

It would be great if our kids could make mistakes like run out of control occasionally, without being mown down by inattentive, uncaring drivers.
It would be great if our kids could make mistakes like run out of control occasionally, without being mown down by inattentive, uncaring drivers. TigerTigerBurningBright
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Tue 22 Apr 14

valleys4life says...

Did I read this correctly? A dog goes 'missing' on King Charles Lane, only to reappear again near King Charles Lane some time later. And you're asking anyone with information to call the police? WTF is wrong with the SNJ?
Did I read this correctly? A dog goes 'missing' on King Charles Lane, only to reappear again near King Charles Lane some time later. And you're asking anyone with information to call the police? WTF is wrong with the SNJ? valleys4life
  • Score: 1

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