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Police say puppies taken in Tarleton farm raid about to reach ‘saleable age’

Posted on - 29th May, 2020 - 1:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Two of the cockapoo puppies taken during the Tarleton raid
Two of the cockapoo puppies taken during the Tarleton raid

An updated appeal by police has been launched after the theft of two litters of Cockapoo puppies from a farm in Tarleton.

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Police say the puppies are going to ‘become of saleable age in the next few weeks’ so it’s a ‘pivotal’ time for their investigation.

More than 20 dogs were taken during the raid at Jackson Farm in Hunters Lane.

The theft happened during Thursday (May 14) and police have issued another appeal to try and trace the dogs.

One of the litter's of puppies Pic: Lancashire Police
One of the litter’s of puppies Pic: Lancashire Police

Sergeant Amber Yahchoichi from Ormskirk Police said: “This is a disgraceful offence, undoubtably motivated by greed. We believe the next few weeks are going to be pivotal for the investigation, as the pups become of saleable age and are advertised and sold on.

“We appeal to the good sense and hearts of anyone who is offered one of these puppies, sees them advertised or knows of their whereabouts. There can be no guarantees on the health and welfare of the animals, having potentially been separated from their respective mothers and owners for a number of weeks. We also can’t guarantee they have been cared for or that they will be going to loving homes.

“Some of the pups are very distinctive, having a merle colouring and will be easy to identify. We need the public’s help and vigilance, particularly on social media groups, in identifying any leads and getting these pups back, safe and well.

“We also appeal directly to those responsible, and ask them to show some remorse and compassion, by contacting us to reunite these much loved dogs with their owners”.

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Anyone with information can email 3945@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting incident reference 236 of May 14th. Alternatively you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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