Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014 on 4:06 pm

Search still on for three stolen terriers from Keighley

The search is on for three dogs from Keighley, who were stolen during the night by thieves who undid a lock and drove into the garden just to get them.

Four Border Terriers – named Poppy, Romsey, Bolt and Clio –  were stolen during the night from their owners home in Riddlesden, during 11pm on 14 January and 6.15am on 15 January.

To reach them, thieves undid a numerical lock correctly, drove through a gate designed to keep sheep within the area and stole them.

Owner Andrea Jones told the Yorkshire Standard: “We have no idea if the borders are dead or alive and this is very hard to live with. At present our lives are consumed with trying to find them and we will never give up. We want them back and hope to be reunited.”

Good news came to Ms Jones recently when a BT engineer found four-year-old Cleo along Whetley Lane, Bradford.

Ms Jones said: “We had very mixed emotions when Cleo was found as we were very pleased she was safe and well, but the loss of the other three is overwhelming. However it did give us an area to focus in and we visited local shops with leaflets hoping for news of the others.”

One of the Border Terriers, Poppy, was pregnant at the time she was stolen and the babies were due late last month.

Ms Jones added: “It is very difficult not knowing where they are and if they are safe. We worry everyday about them. We also wonder if Poppy was cared for correctly and if she delivered her pups safely.”

The couple have been spreading the word ever since the dogs were stolen, and have gained over 2,000 ‘Likes’ on their Facebook campaign named ‘Please help find our stolen Border Terriers’.

Thankful for everyone’s support, Ms Jones said: “I am overwhelmed by the support we have and really appreciate everyone’s help in trying to spread the word.”

People with information on the Border Terriers which are still missing are asked to contact the police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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  1. Debbie Batey says:

    I cannot imagine how you feel, hope they are found safe & well.

  2. Maureen says:

    Shared, hope they are found safe and well!

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