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A pet owner has been left distraught after five dogs were taken overnight from the kennels he keeps them in at allotments on Kilton Lane.

He discovered that his two black Labradors, Belgian shepherd puppy, red and black Dutch shepherd and black cocker spaniel puppy had been taken when he went to check on them this morning (Saturday 17th January).

All the dogs except the Belgian shepherd were micro-chipped and their owner says the animals were friendly and trusting.  Two further dogs had been left behind and were in a frightened state when the owner saw to them this morning.  Ten bags of dog food, two coats, a head torch and a walking stick were also stolen.

The thieves had made concerted efforts to get through all the security on and around the kennels and officers believe two or more people must have been involved and that they will have needed transport, possibly a large van, to take the dogs away.

Police are appealing for information especially from anyone who may have seen any suspicious person or vehicle in the area recently.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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