POLICE SCOTLAND in Dumfries have issuied a warning to dog owners in the region after two reports of dogs being taken while tied up outside stores in the Dumfries area.
Back on Saturday 29th December, a dog was taken from outside Tesco Extra at Cuckoo Bridge in Dumfries. It was found later that day nearby minus it’s collar and lead.
The second theft occurred Thursday 3rd of January2019 when a Jack Russell, Shih Tzu cross was taken from outside the Premier Shop, Aucehncrieff Road, Locharbriggs. Again this dog was later found running loose in the Rashgill area later the same day.
Constable Ryan Kirk based in Dumfries said “The reason these dogs have been taken is not known, it may have been a prank or a genuine effort to steal them. We believe different people were responsible on each occasion and while both dogs were traced later the same day, it’s obviously very worrying for the owners when they discover their dog missing.
I would ask anyone with any information regarding either of these incidents to contact Police Scotland on 101″.