Have you had a dog stolen in lockdown?

Police share pictures of 48 rescued dogs thought stolen - could any be from Leeds?

Leeds dog owners whose beloved pets have been stolen during lockdown are being asked to check a gallery of police pictures showing dozens of dogs recently rescued during a raid.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 12:13 pm

A total of 83 dogs of various breeds and ages were seized by police and the RSPCA during a raid at a traveller site on the outskirts of Ipswich, Suffolk on Saturday, March 20.

The raid was organised as part of an investigation into a series of dog thefts and six people have since been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal.

Following further investigation, officers fear many of the dogs might have been stolen from homes across the country.

Officers are still working to identify the owners of the dogs, but a lack of microchips and other identifying features/information has made the process challenging.

Sadly, none of the dogs have yet been reunited with their owners.

Suffolk Police has now published a gallery of pictures showing 48 of the dogs and is urging anyone who believes their dog is among them to contact the investigation team.

What you should do if your dog is one of those pictured:

Anyone who believes one or more of the dogs is theirs should contact the investigation team via the email address [email protected]

All enquiries must be made by May 24, 2021 and should include your full name, contact details and the image number which relates to the dog(s) in question.

You must also provide proof of ownership.

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