This is the moment when six puppies who were snatched in the dead of night, were reunited with their mum and owner.The film shows six five-week-old Springer Spaniels huddled in a box, enthralled to be back home on the family farm in Dawlish, Devon, today. They were snatched on Monday night, along with a four-month-old puppy which is still missing, while owner Aimee Foster, 20, was fast asleep. Devastated shop assistant Aimee, immediately took to Facebook to launch an appeal for their safe return, offering a £3,000 bounty.
Six days after they went missing, Aimee was reunited with the six young pups – even haggling to knock £500 off the promised reward.
She said that she and her family received a phone call yesterday evening ‘from someone saying they had our puppies’.Aimee explained: ‘They insisted that it was the right puppies and they agreed to meet my dad at a service station in Somerset.
‘They told us they didn’t know where our other puppy was.’
Aimee said that she’s relieved to have her puppies home, and posted an emotional video of the pups on social media this morning.
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She says it was ‘all hands on deck’ to wash and feed the puppies after they came back in a dehydrated state.
She added: ‘When we got them back they stank; I have never smelt anything like it. They also hadn’t had any water in a while so they were dehydrated.
‘The first thing I did was feed them, they wolfed down their food they were so hungry.’
Aimee is still heartbroken that the four-month-old puppy is still missing.
Recalling that she’d come home on Monday to find the kennel doors open, Aimee wonders if the youngest is missing – but won’t rule out her being stolen.
She said: ‘I only got her a couple of months ago and I just want her home.’
On Facebook, Aimee posted: ‘To the people who took these puppies, a massive thank you for their safe return.
‘Unfortunate that you couldn’t provide for them in the same way that I was.
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‘They were soaking wet with cold water when we received them at handover, they have fleas, they were dehydrated and extremely hungry.
‘Last night, it was all hands on deck feeding, bathing, and cleaning up after them endlessly!
‘Here is a video taken just minutes ago! Spirits still high! Belly full of food!
‘They are so happy to be home.’
She added that the hunt for the missing puppy would continue and that she would ‘never stop looking for her’.