Thieves steal 3 springer spaniels from Yorkshire Coast farm

Thieves have stolen three springer spaniels from a Yorkshire Coast farm.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 5:33 pm

Three liver and white dogs were reported stolen from the farm at Thornholme, near Burton Agnes, between 11pm on Thursday and 6am on Friday.

All three are male and one is 14 years old with only one eye. Another had one black paw.

They are chipped and were taken from an outside kennel.

The three dogs were taken from a farm in Thornholme.

Police say the dogs' elderley owner has been left very distressed and worried.

They are urging anyone with information that might help them find the pets to get in touch.

Anyone who can help should call police on 101, quoting log 76 of February 12, 2021.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

The three dogs were taken from a farm in Thornholme.

Wildlife and Heritage Crime Officer for Humberside Police, Rich Fussey, said: “We are aware of the fear of dog owners after a number of social media posts about dog thefts.

“We have not seen an increase in our area but would always ask for people to take some basic crime prevention measure to protect their own dogs.

“Report any suspicious activity to the police, if you see people checking out properties please call us to report your concerns.

“If your dog is kennelled outside please ensure these are secure and locked and install CCTV to monitor your property if at all possible.

The three dogs were taken from a farm in Thornholme.

"If you are out with your dog please keep your dog under full and proper control, in sight and avoid leaving your pet tied up in a public place and outside shops.

“We very much welcome the raised awareness of this type of incident and would ask owners to remain vigilant and report any concerns to us.”

The three dogs were taken from a farm in Thornholme.