Dog owner appeals for help after spaniels stolen from home

Braintree and Witham Times: One of the stolen dogs, named Larsson One of the stolen dogs, named Larsson

A dog owner is desperate for information after two of his beloved spaniels were stolen from home.

The two brown and white springer spaniels were taken from an outbuilding in Fairstead Road, Fairstead, between 7.15pm and 10.30pm on Friday night.

The dogs' owner, Gary Notley, believes the pair, a bitch named Nell and a male dog named Larsson, may have been stolen for breeding purposes.

He said: "Nell is spayed and Larsson is sterile - first and foremost they are just family pets."

Braintree and Witham Times: Female dog Nell has also been stolen

Mr Notley discovered the dogs had been taken when he went to the summer house in his garden on Friday night to give them a biscuit before bedtime.

Larsson is identifiable by a distinctive bald patch on his rump area.

A reward is available if the dogs are found and returned safely.

Anyone with information about the missing dogs is asked to call PC Simpson at Braintree police station on 101.

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4:17pm Sun 5 Jan 14

LeQueen says...

Not these are they? I am concerned that family pets were being kept in an outhouse. https://m.facebook.c
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Not these are they? I am concerned that family pets were being kept in an outhouse. https://m.facebook.c om/photo.php?fbid=10 152152986675429&set= a.165034615428.16065 2.124776850428&type= 1&theater LeQueen

5:31pm Sun 5 Jan 14

LeQueen says...

Kept outside as pets? That doesn't sound right.
Kept outside as pets? That doesn't sound right. LeQueen

7:23pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Having just done the first ever ‘Doggie’ Spot the Difference Puzzle in my life, sadly it seems that the pair highlighted by LeQueen are not the missing dogs from Fairstead.

What a pity! That would have been such a great outcome.

However this report and its subsequent reader response show just what a useful public service the BWT (and the rest of the Newsquest at large local papers) can provide in matters of this nature, especially when there is some alacrity in getting the necessary information on line.

For once I think the Police and the BWT are to be commended for their relatively swift handling of the issue. I hope that they might be minded to look upon this one as a benchmark for the future, although Ideally I think they should aim to get these appeals on line even faster and certainly within a maximum of 24 hours after the initial incident.
Having just done the first ever ‘Doggie’ Spot the Difference Puzzle in my life, sadly it seems that the pair highlighted by LeQueen are not the missing dogs from Fairstead. What a pity! That would have been such a great outcome. However this report and its subsequent reader response show just what a useful public service the BWT (and the rest of the Newsquest at large local papers) can provide in matters of this nature, especially when there is some alacrity in getting the necessary information on line. For once I think the Police and the BWT are to be commended for their relatively swift handling of the issue. I hope that they might be minded to look upon this one as a benchmark for the future, although Ideally I think they should aim to get these appeals on line even faster and certainly within a maximum of 24 hours after the initial incident. OMPITA [Intl]

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