Chris Luby of Audley Court, South Woodford reunited with stolen dog

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Luby pictured in December appealing for Zeus to be returned Chris Luby pictured in December appealing for Zeus to be returned

A former alcoholic has been reunited with the dog he credits with helping his recovery after it was stolen.

Chris Luby, 52, of Audley Court in South Woodford, made an impassioned plea for the safe return of his beloved Zeus after he was taken from his garden just before Christmas.

The dog was then traced to a lock-up in Romford Road following a tip-off earlier this month.

Mr Luby said: "I am overjoyed to have Zeus back, but being away from me has had its effect on him.

"He is now so clingy and doesn’t want to leave my side."

"He was found with no food and water and the place stank."

Mr Luby, who was an alcoholic for 30 years but has been dry for two years, bought Zeus eight months ago.

He says his pet has helped him stay off the booze by giving him focus and giving him a reason to get out of the house

But he said he has been left confused after the police told him the case is now closed and nothing will be done to trace those responsible for the theft.

He added: "As long as I have got my dog back the police don’t seem to care.

"I know they left another dog there in those conditions – why didn’t they take it away with them?

"I want them to investigate the theft properly and I want answers.

"I just felt like a nuisance to them and like it was too much hard work for them.

"They can say it is only an animal, but it was kidnap and Zeus is my world."

A spokesman for Redbridge Police said a complaint had been made but he could not comment further as the investigation was ongoing. 

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6:20pm Mon 14 Jan 13

LakeBreeze says...

I don't know this gentleman personally, but I am overjoyed to hear that he has been reunited with his dog -- this is just wonderful news.

But now, if there is reportedly another dog also contained in that lock-up without food and water, that is a violation under animal cruelty laws and that other animal does indeed need to be taken away and rescued.

The RSPCA needs to be alerted to this.

And I agree with Mr. Luby that there is still a crime of theft not being followed up on and punished here. if the police are not interested in putting the thieves through due process, what's going on? Theft is theft.
I don't know this gentleman personally, but I am overjoyed to hear that he has been reunited with his dog -- this is just wonderful news. But now, if there is reportedly another dog also contained in that lock-up without food and water, that is a violation under animal cruelty laws and that other animal does indeed need to be taken away and rescued. The RSPCA needs to be alerted to this. And I agree with Mr. Luby that there is still a crime of theft not being followed up on and punished here. if the police are not interested in putting the thieves through due process, what's going on? Theft is theft. LakeBreeze
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7:33pm Mon 14 Jan 13

SXH says...

I agree with you LakeBreeze
I agree with you LakeBreeze SXH
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9:59am Tue 15 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

This is great news, although a strange tale.

I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned.

Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with.

He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time. Cornbeefur
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10:18am Tue 15 Jan 13

SXH says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police. SXH
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10:22am Tue 15 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them.

I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed.

I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively.

I am against Station closures for sure.

Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
[quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system. Cornbeefur
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1:17pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them.

I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed.

I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively.

I am against Station closures for sure.

Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about....

http://www.guardian-
series.co.uk/news/10
129724.Disabled_man_
pleas_for_his_dog_to
_be_returned/

Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.[/p][/quote]Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story. Alan_1976
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2:15pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them.

I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed.

I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively.

I am against Station closures for sure.

Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about....

http://www.guardian-

series.co.uk/news/10

129724.Disabled_man_

pleas_for_his_dog_to

_be_returned/

Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.
Think about it.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.[/p][/quote]Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Think about it. Cornbeefur
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2:25pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them.

I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed.

I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively.

I am against Station closures for sure.

Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about....

http://www.guardian-


series.co.uk/news/10


129724.Disabled_man_


pleas_for_his_dog_to


_be_returned/

Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.
Think about it.
I wish you would think about things before putting down nonsensical comments such as that.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.[/p][/quote]Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Think about it.[/p][/quote]I wish you would think about things before putting down nonsensical comments such as that. Alan_1976
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3:29pm Tue 15 Jan 13

SXH says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.
I agree,
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.[/p][/quote]Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]I agree, SXH
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4:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

SXH wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.
You have changed your tune about the police.
Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.
Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.
I agree,
You seem to agree with anything, a nodder.
[quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is great news, although a strange tale. I am sure that the Police and RSPCA would have rescued any other vulnerable animals in the premises concerned. Mr Luby should just enjoy his dog now, keep it on a lead and forget the conspiracy theories that plague him as the Police have many other matters to deal with. He has his friend who is offering psychiatric assistance free for his do and the dog should recover in time.[/p][/quote]You have changed your tune about the police.[/p][/quote]Not at all, the Police are short of staff, I would like to see more of them. I would like to see them more properly supervised and deployed. I am not anti-police. I wish that the Police received more of a Budget to work effectively. I am against Station closures for sure. Police need the reforms that are due especially cutting the top heavy rank system.[/p][/quote]Noth the only thing he's changed his tune about.... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 129724.Disabled_man_ pleas_for_his_dog_to _be_returned/ Comments so offensive they had to be removed about exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]I agree,[/p][/quote]You seem to agree with anything, a nodder. Cornbeefur
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10:22am Fri 1 Feb 13

sandradee23 says...

There is no conspiracy theory, the police said they couldn't take the other dog as it hadn't been reported stolen. We notified the RSPCA. Shame someone wouldn't offer cornbeefur psychiatric treatment as I'm sure it would be of benefit to him - it might give him something better to do with his time rather than bore everyone with his inane comments!
There is no conspiracy theory, the police said they couldn't take the other dog as it hadn't been reported stolen. We notified the RSPCA. Shame someone wouldn't offer cornbeefur psychiatric treatment as I'm sure it would be of benefit to him - it might give him something better to do with his time rather than bore everyone with his inane comments! sandradee23
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