Nine month old Akita stolen in Seacroft before being recovered by owner according to police
A nine month old Akita was stolen in Seacroft before being recovered by its owner according to new statistics released by police.
The West Yorkshire Police Wildlife and Rural Crime team release daily figures referring to animal related incident.
There have been 19 incidents in just 24 hours in West Yorkshire involving animals, police said.
The figures include two reported thefts of dogs,
In one incident, a nine month old Akita was stolen in the Seacroft area, police said.
It was recovered a short time later by its owner.
A Staffie was also stolen from Halifax Town Centre, police said.
The team posted a social media update which said: "In the last 24 hours there have been 19 incidents involving animals across the force area and 2 reported thefts of dogs.
"13210379521 Boxer/Staffie stolen from Halifax Town Centre
"A 9 month old Akita was stolen in the Seacroft area and recovered a short time later by the owner
"4 x Loose farm animal
"1 x Horse
"11 x Dog related (bites and loose dogs)
"3 x Other
"As always there may have been things that have been reported direct to local wildlife officers that may not be included on this report."