Staff at an Irthlingborough animal rehoming centre say they are devastated after one of their rescue dogs was stolen from their charity HQ.

Harley, a neutered black Jack Russell-Pug cross, was found missing from Nanna (Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing and Adoption) at about the same time a dog named Sassy has been dumped there.

The founder of Nanna has appealed for help to track down the lacking animal and for her safe return.

Harley and Sassy Harley and Sassy
Harley and Sassy

Petrina Alderman said: “Everybody at the particular charity is devastated. We are worried sick for her. Sadly, without witnesses, we cannot prove the person who dumped Sassy knows where Harley is.

“We have been working with the police, since Friday, trying to get Harley back.

“I beg everyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Harley to contact the particular police on 101, quoting the crime number 22000616096. This will be so very important to give evidence to the police of the location of our canine.

”Everybody’s pet is their own passion. Just because you give it up doesn’t mean a person don’t love them. ”

Harley with inset Sassy Harley with inset Sassy
Harley with inset Sassy

A spokesman for Northants Police said: “This happened sometime between 10pm on Thursday, October 20, and 11. 30am upon Friday, October 21, when the unknown offender/s came onto the site and stole a puppy (cross between the Jack Russell and a Pug).

“Anyone with info should contact us using reference number 22000616096. ”

Advice from The Dogs Trust:

If your dog is usually stolen then you can feel helpless and have no idea where to start looking for them. But here are some practical things you can do to give you the best chance of being reunited with your pooch.

Harley had been stolen from the Irthlingborough animal charity NANNA Harley had been stolen from the Irthlingborough animal charity NANNA
Harley had already been stolen from the Irthlingborough animal charitable organisation NANNA

— Report the theft towards the police straight away. Make sure you get a crime reference number and insist that your dog is definitely recorded as stolen and not missing.

: Report the particular theft of your dog to your local authority dog warden.

– Notify your microchip database provider.

– Ask local save centres, animal charities plus vet practices to keep an eye out for your dog.

– Monitor places thieves may try to sell your dog, like pet websites, dog shops and notice boards. Notify the police immediately if you come across anything.

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