27 animals rescued in ‘dognapping’ raid as woman and teenage boys arrested

27 animals rescued in ‘dognapping’ raid as woman and teenage boys arrested

Essex Police seized 27 dogs following a raid at an address in Braintree Road, Dunmow (Picture: Google)Pc Glenn Braden said: ‘We know the devastation the loss of a much-loved pet can cause and we take reports of thefts seriously.

Owner puts up £50,000 reward for safe return of stolen puppies

Owner puts up £50,000 reward for safe return of stolen puppies

Mother dog Lily feeding stolen puppies (Image: Essex Police/Mark Orley)Knife-wielding robbers held up Mark Orley’s teenage son at the family home and escaped with the two litters of puppies – seven French bulldogs and four dachshunds – sparking fears they will now die in the wrong hands.Mr Orley says the newly born dachshunds are too young to be taken from their mother as they have not been weaned.One of the dog raiders managed to trick the teenager into opening the door by turning up in a high-vis jacket and pretending to be from a utility company.