A DEVASTATED family are desperately searching for their dog who was stolen from outside a Worcester auction.
Christine Henderson, of Wythall, was away in London and left the springer spaniel, Bella, with friends.
When they were at the farmer’s livestock auction on Saturday (May 16) on Nunnery Way they left Bella with their dogs in a locked pickup truck at 10.30am.
But when they returned at midday the grill on the truck had been broken and the seven-year-old dog was gone.
The owners said the dogs were very subdued when they found them and have not seemed the same since.
They could not believe the other dogs did not bark and alert anyone as they are usually so vocal when strangers approach.
The couple had been walking all the pets previous to the incident and fear someone saw them and followed them to car.
Mrs Henderson said: “It is totally heart-breaking, when we heard our hearts just sank we were just devastated. It’s devastating that someone would steal your dog.
“She is such a good dog and so loving, it is a big loss in your life to have them taken away.
“She looks younger than seven because she is so fit, we walked her for miles and miles and she is such a little dog.
“I would be so grateful to anyone who sees anything to contact us.”
Mrs Henderson and her friends have printed 500 flyers and are putting them up around Hereford and Worcestershire and are even reaching out the rest of the country with Facebook appeals for help and flyers being sent to Wales and Cornwall.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Mrs Henderson on 07803 795694.
They can also contact Dog Lost Uk through their website which is a free service run by volunteers, who can also been contacted by calling 0844 800 3220.