Pedigree dog presumed stolen has been found and returned home (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Pedigree dog presumed stolen has been found and returned home
3:34pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Waltham Forest
A pedigree dog presumed stolen from a family home on Monday has been found and returned home.
The pure breed Staffordshire bull terrier was missing for three days and was suspected to have been stolen from the back garden of a family home.
Owner, Keri Ann Wooden, 26, a mother of two young children, said the thief had removed a panel of their garden fence at their home in Sutton Road, Walthamstow, to gain entry.
She suspected her dog of six years, Tess, had been stolen because she was a pure breed and had the appearance of being pregnant due to over-breeding by her previous owners.
Tess was found by one of the council’s dog enforcement teams on Billet Road on Wednesday.
She was taken to kennels and checked over by a vet and given a clean bill of health.
The details of Tess’s disappearance are still unclear but she has now been micro-chipped so she can be tracked in future.
Miss Wooden thanked the team who returned her and was delighted to have Tess back home again.
She said: “Everyone was so worried and anxious about her that it's made everyone's day!
“She's everybody’s favourite pet.”