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Mold couple heartbroken after theives steal pet dogs

POLICE are urging pet owners to be vigilant after thieves who stole a family’s pet dogs left a note asking the family for more.

When grandparents Ken and Margaret Bennett, from Mold, went to their garden to check on their 12 month-old border collies, Alfie and Meg, all they found was a note which read, “Mister, we are sorry to have taken your dogs, but we get paid good money for them on the farms. Thank you, do you have anymore?”

The note is a sinister reminder for the couple who received a chilling note through their door eight years ago, after their previous pet was drowned by thugs.

Margaret said: “When we lived in Gwernymynydd someone saw two youths carrying a bundle down the lane near our house.

“We later found out they had drowned our little Westie in our own pond, we had to drain it to get the body out.

“Soon after, someone put a note through our door saying they had had their fun with our dog.

“It’s very strange we should have more notes about our dogs put through our door, I just hope they’re not connected.

“We don’t have any enemies, we keep ourselves to ourselves. This new note is bringing all the distressing things about last time back, it’s awful.”

Ken added: “Our collies are working dogs so obviously they’re valuable which is why I think they’ve been taken.”

Luckily for Ken and Margaret, a delivery driver spotted Alfie, the day they were taken, nine miles away at Afonwen.

Police are urging anyone who may have been offered the dogs, to get in touch.

Inspector Alun Oldfield of Mold police station, said: “We will be forensically examining the note to find any clue as to the identity of the thieves.

“Although dog thefts are not common, I would urge pet owners to keep an eye on their animals.”

With each passing day Ken grows doubtful about Meg’s return.

He said: “I don’t know whether to feel hopeful about getting Meg back. We’ve put up a lot of poster, so sometimes I think we will, but when I drive around and see how many farms there are I worry.”

Meg is black and white, with white paws.

Anybody with information can call police on 0845 6071001 (Welsh line), 0845 6071002 (English line) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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