Justice for stolen dog Winnie “her body was found in such a state it will haunt us for our lifetime” #PetTheftReform


Please sign the Pet Theft Reform petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/640101

  • Winnie disappeared from our garden in Simonside – Jarrow, South Tyneside. We thought she had managed to get under the fence and escape. 4 September 2023
  • Update from Winnie’s family. 13 September 2023
  • Winnie is no longer with us. Her body has been found and is undergoing an autopsy to clarify the cause of her death.
    “What we do know it was no accident! her body was found in such a state it will haunt us for our lifetime.”We cannot divulge any more information as police are investigating.
    We would like to thank each and everyone you for all help, support and searching. Thankyou to the Community of South Tyneside for coming together in our time of need. We are absolutely heartbroken & devastated.
    “Words cannot say how we all feel inside for how our beautiful little girl ended her short life💔”

Man arrested in connection with death of dog in South Shields: 15 September 2023

Winnie the dog was found dead in South Shields after going missing earlier this month.

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a dog in South Shields

Police were contacted by the owners of a dog called Winnie earlier this month after the beloved pet went missing from the family home. A community search was launched before her body was sadly found on Wednesday evening. 

After the discovery of the body in the Leas area, a police investigation was launched. A man has since been arrested in connection with the dog’s death and he remains in police custody.

Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “On Sunday (September 10) we were contacted by the owners of Winnie the dog, who had gone missing from the family home in South Shields on September 4. They reported that after a community-wide search to find Winnie, her body was discovered in the Leas area.

“Officers are remaining open-minded as to the circumstances surrounding her death and an investigation has been launched. A man has now been arrested in connection to the incident and remains in police custody.”

When Winnie went missing, a community group was set up on social media, with her owners later thanking members of the public for their help in the search.

Members of the Facebook group are asking the public to sign the new #PetTheftReform petition asking the Government to stand by their commitment to ‘Make Pet Abduction a specific criminal offence’, this will give the police and courts more powers to put serious deterrents in place to stop this cruel crime being seen as low risk property theft.

Petition link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/640101

Newspaper link: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/death-dog-south-shields-police-27718658

In loving memory of Winnie 🐾💔🐾 https://m.facebook.com/groups/1020162222454379/?ref=share

Doglost link: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=186907