Friday, 18 July 2008

Police pup in training stolen from back garden

A black German Shepherd pup has been taken from a property in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Xamm (pictured), a three-month-old police dog in training, was lifted from the back garden of a member of the West Mids police force socialisation team on the 16th of July.

She was wearing a collar and tag identifying her as a police dog.

Inspector Stuart Manley, head of the force dog unit, comments:
"All of us at the dog unit, and the family who were looking after Xamm, are upset by this incident. She is a lovely puppy who has just come into our training programme. We are primarily concerned about having the dog returned as she needs scheduled veterinary treatment and appeal to anyone who knows of her whereabouts to get in contact."
Xamm has reportedly yet to finish her vaccination schedule. She was last seen around 7pm on the night that she disappeared, and is a relatively rare and therefore distinctive breed.

Anyone who thinks they have seen Xamm or has any information about the theft should call West Midlands Police on 0845 113 5000.

[via BBC News]

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