The video shows an emotional reunion of a family when Sussex Police in England delivers a dog that was taken from the front garden of their home in 2013.
With Cocker Spaniel Cassie came three puppies, which were believed to be hers.
“It’s a precious Christmas for us as a family, and we want it to bring hope to those whose dog is lost or stolen. In the end, we create Cassie and her puppies.” Would like to thank the police and everyone involved in helping to keep us back,” a police statement issued to the family on January 6 said.
Sussex Police posted video online of the moment Cassie was reunited with her owners, whose names were not reported.
Police conducted several raids in November looking for a stolen dog with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Trading Standards, a consumer protection department, following a tip from a member of the public.
“Kaisi was safely located with some puppies believed to be hers,” Sussex Police said.
A spokesperson for the family said: “After separating from her after eight years, we are extremely grateful to have our Cassie back home. Cassie has settled in very well and is enjoying her daily dog walks.
“As for the three puppies, they have all moved into good homes and are loving their newly set up family life.”
Sussex Police Rural Crime Squad Inspector Oliver Fisher said: “As is often the case, it was useful information from the public that assisted us, and we are as grateful as ever for coming forward.
“Dogs can sometimes go missing, but dogs being stolen are extremely rare. I want to assure the thousands of dog owners in the county that with simple precautions, you don’t have to fear this crime.
“I encourage all dog owners to microchip their dogs, keep an up to date photo of the dog, and if it goes missing, notify the microchip company and supply the police with a photo. Do it.
“We recognize the impact a stolen pet can have on a family, which is why part of the team’s dispatch is to investigate stolen dogs. In recent months we have recovered stolen dogs, and the Royal Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in confiscating puppies being kept in appalling conditions in puppy farms.”
Fischer said that as a result of the increased prices of puppies caused by the pandemic, “dishonest individuals breed dogs purely for profit. I would urge anyone who considers buying a puppy from whom they buy it.” Think carefully about it. Insist on looking at the house where the puppies are and the mother is kept. Does the mother look healthy? What conditions are acceptable?
“Potential buyers who turn a blind eye to irresponsible breeders not only perpetuate the animal’s suffering, but run the risk of buying a puppy with significant health issues, which can be costly to treat and sometimes Could be fatal.”
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said: “We assisted police officers as they executed warrants following information relating to the stolen dog and tried to recover Cassie and the three puppies and return them to their owners. I was delighted who was absolutely thrilled to have his own home after so many years.
“Demand for pets has increased in recent years, especially during the lockdown and, it appears that pet thefts have increased.
“If you believe your pet has been stolen please notify the police as soon as possible.”
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