Worrying news today that there appears to be a dog stealing gang working in the south of England and 5 Ridgebacks have recently been stolen. 3 bitches were stolen from a farm in Bolney, Sussex at around 4.30 in the afternoon (unfortunately the cctv was not able to make much out due to the low light levels), a male Ridgeback is missing from Lewis in Sussex, and the Dog Warden in Sussex says another was stolen from Burgess Hill. Can you all please circulate this and, those in the Sussex area, can you please advise all the locals vets, rescue centres etc. in the hope that these dogs can be found and returned to their rightful homes as soon as possible.
A while ago some dogs were stolen from Nottinghamshire. It wasn’t realised immediately but within days it emerged dogs had gone from down the A17, up the A1 and along the M18-M180 with the trail disappearing in Hull.
A white van, registration number LR04 USZ, is currently travelling up and down between Nottinghamshire (the A52) and Peterborough. It could obviously be a total co-incidence that whenever that van is seen missing dogs are then being reported. In advance we absolutely apologise if it is just a fluke that this vehicle has been seen at the same time that dogs have been stolen.