Owner pleads for safe return of four valuable miniature dachshunds stolen from Upwell near Wisbech

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - t

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

A desperate plea has been made after four dogs were stolen from a home in Upwell.

Lola (pictured on the right) a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three

Lola (pictured on the right) a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

Four female miniature dachshunds were taken from the property and owner Christine Holden-Storey believes the thieves struck within a 30-45 minute time slot having sussed out the specially built dog house earlier in the day.

Christine, who is a registered breeder of dachshunds, has kept the breed for over 45 years.

Millie a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the

Millie a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

She said: “I was nipping out to check on one of the dogs every hour because it wasn’t well. I had gone out just before 9pm and then went again about 9.45pm.

“When I got to the dog house the door had been jemmied open, two other dogs were terrified and running around the garden and the four others: Phoebe and her daughter Lola, Millie and Florence, were missing. Phoebe is quite elderly. Whoever did this must have sussed the place out in daylight and then timed the break-in carefully because I was in and out of the dog house all day and there was a man in the field next door putting fencing up.”

Lola a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the v

Lola a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

A social media appeal has been made with Emily Fry, Christine’s daughter, posting on Facebook: “Help make these dogs too hot to handle.”

Anyone with information should contact Christine on 01945 774377, Lost Dog on 0844-8003220 or Cambs police on 101 quoting crime reference number: 36-31986-17.

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - t

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - t

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - t

Florence a miniature dachshund has been stolen from a home in Upwell with three others. Lost Dog - the voluntary run organisation that helps reunite pet owners with their animals together with the police are appealing for their safe return. - Credit: Archant