Concerns have been raised that a missing dog may have been stolen from her home in Newquay.
Stolen and Stray Pet Recovery Organisation have raised an appeal for help with the recovery of Bella, a black Patterdale cross Spaniel who vanished from her home in Newquay in July.
Stephanie Kent-Nye, spokesperson for Stolen and Stray said: “With some white on her chest Bella is a distinctive and very energetic little dog. She has been neutered so she is no good for breeding, although she might well have been sold on as a ratter or hunting terrier.”
The organisation said Bella was given a home by Parisa Jenkins and her young family who live close to the sea, where she enjoyed her place as a much loved family member and as a companion, accompanying Parisa and her horse on a daily basis.
It added that the situation is alarmingly similar to the case involving Lexi the Chow that vanished from Crackington Haven earlier in the year.
Stephanie said: “You would like to think somewhere as nice as Cornwall would be immune from the unexplained disappearance and potential theft of dogs, but we are seeing an increasing amount of incidences in our office.”
At the time of her disappearance Bella was out in the garden alongside her family. Thinking she had curled up somewhere in the garden it was a while before anyone realised Bella had vanished. With a path to the back of the property, that is easily accessible, the organisation said it would have been easy to have taken Bella without anyone noticing.
Stolen and Stray Pet Recovery would urge anyone that knows of the whereabouts of this lovely dog, to come forward in total confidence.
“If someone has bought Bella in good faith, we would urge them to contact us”, says Stephanie. “There is a reward for the safe return of this much missed companion and we will treat any information in the strictest of confidence. We just want to get Bella back where she belongs”.
If you have any information please contact Stolen and Stray Pet Recovery on 01490-460369, or via www.stolenandstray.co.uk