South Wales Police appeal for stolen dogs #PetTheftReform

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APPEAL: Five dogs including a Welsh Terrier puppy have been stolen from a farm in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Thieves cut the locks off a kennel just after midnight on Tuesday, February 2, and made off with three Welsh Terriers, a Dachshund and a golden Cocker Spaniel.

Locks were also cut off a gate which allowed cattle to leave the farm in Marcross, near #LlantwitMajor.

We are appealing for information and urging dog owners to be vigilant following a number of thefts across the force area.

The stolen dogs are as follows 🔽

⏺ 5-year-old male black and tan Welsh Terrier

⏺ 6-month-old male black and tan Welsh Terrier described as being chunky with a square head.

⏺ 5-year-old female black and tan Welsh Terrier.

⏺ 2-year-old female black and tan Dachshund (pictured)

⏺ 8-month-old female golden Cocker Spaniel.

We fully appreciate the deeply distressing impact of these crimes on the individual dogs, their owners and families.

We are reminding dog owners to be vigilant and there are also some steps dog owners can take to keep your pets safe:

❗️ Avoid leaving dogs in the garden or outside kennels if you are not at home

💡If you keep dogs outside please consider extra lighting and CCTV to deter thieves

❗️ If your dog is having puppies please be extra vigilant

📸 Keep a current photograph of your dog and note any distinguishing marks

❗️ Make sure you dogs microchip information is up to date

📞 If you see anything suspicious please call 101 or in an emergency 999.

More information for people looking to buy a dog or puppy can be found at https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/puppy

Anyone with information on the Macross thefts is asked to please contact 101, email publicservicecentre@south-wales.pnn.police.uk or send us a direct message via social media quoting occurrence *37905.

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