Family & Pets

Thieves steal litter of seven cocker spaniels worth $4000 each

Thieves steal litter of seven cocker spaniels worth $4000 each

The owner of seven cocker spaniel puppies and their mother have been left “utterly heartbroken” after the dogs were stolen by thieves during a burglary.

The litter of black puppies, which were valued at up to £2,000 each, were taken from a caravan in Tottenham, Cambridgeshire, between 1:30 and 2:30 pm on July 22.

Their mother was also taken from the caravan, leaving the family who owned the dogs worth up to £14,000 altogether, “heartbroken”.

This isn’t the first puppy theft as a number of similar incidents have occurred over the last three months in Cambridgeshire.

Last week Cambridgeshire Police urged the public to be on the lookout for the family of cocker spaniels and warned those who owned pets to be extra vigilant. 

Detective Sergeant Ashley Ryan, of the force's southern burglary team, said: “The owners are utterly heartbroken and extremely concerned for the welfare of their dogs.

“I’m urging anyone who has been offered a similar looking dog, or knows someone who has, to get in touch.”

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