Harlow family distraught as stolen dog Nacho dies #PetTheftReform

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A FAMILY has been left devastated after their three dogs were stolen during a burglary before one reportedly died as a result of injuries.

Nacho, Lola, Parker were taken from a home in East Park, Old Harlow, on Monday, before they were eventually retrieved.

After being found, however, it was soon established the poor pooches had suffered injuries, so owner Cherie rushed them to the vets.

Lola and Parker quickly received treatment and before too long were allowed to return home, where they are now recovering.

Tragically, Nacho, however, died as a result of their injuries, leaving Cherie and her daughters extremely upset.

Carly Moore, aged 44, is a close friend of Cherie and has since started a GoFundMe page with a view of raising £600 to help cover the cost of Nacho’s vet bill and crematon.

After the bill has been covered and their property made secure, the remaining money will be donated to Mutts In Distress.

Essex Police has now confirmed it is investigating reports of a burglary in East Park.

A spokesman said: “We were called to East Park in Harlow at around 1pm on Monday, 18 September following reports of a residential burglary.

“During the burglary, three dogs were stolen from the property and later recovered. Sadly, one of the dogs died after sustaining injuries.

“Mark Linford, 45 of Aston Lane, Stevenage appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 20 September, charged with one count of burglary dwelling and three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

“He has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 18 October.”

Full article: https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/23808465.harlow-family-distraught-stolen-dog-nacho-dies/. 7th October 2023.

Please sign the #PetTheftReform petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/640101

The fifth House Of Commons petition was started to:

(i) remind the government of the lost #PetAbduction offence in the dropped #KeptAnimalsBill in May this year.

(ii) remind the media that pet abduction continues to destroy lives & is not taken seriously by authorities;

(iii) find out if Defra are still committed to the Pet Theft Taskforce recommendation.

#PetAbduction #PetTheft

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