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Warning to dog-owners in the Ribble Valley
A SPATE of dogs being lost or stolen in the Ribble Valley prompted a warning to owners.
In the past few weeks, five dogs, with the majority being Jack Russells, have either been reported lost or stolen to the police.
Owners and their friends have taken to Twitter to plea for help from residents for information to help get their dogs back.
Police said that dog owners must monitor their dogs, especially when off the lead, or out in the garden, and to lock their property when leaving their animal at home.
Sergeant Craig Garret said that the number of reports meant that it was necessary for police to issue a warning.
Officers in Clitheroe published their warning on Facebook which has since been ‘liked’ by more than 20 people and shared on Twitter.
In response to the recent spate, Clitheroe officers will host a dog chipping event with the RSPCA on Thursday, August 22 at the town’s police station from 5pm to 7pm.
Adam Sandy, 45, from Clitheroe who owns a three-year-old Jack Russell said: “It’s really sad when you hear of anybody’s dog going missing or being stolen and my thoughts are with the owners.
“I would be so upset if my dog, Danny, went missing so I’m glad that the police have come out and issued this statement. I hope that it will do some good and that the dogs are returned to their owners as soon as possible.”
Anybody with information can call the police in Clitheroe on 101.
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