A delighted animal lover is celebrating after being reunited with the pups that were stolen from her home earlier this month.
Lindsay Taylor, 30, of Dukes Close, Holmewood, was devastated when a pair of eight-week old Staffordshire bull terrier puppies were taken in a burglary at her home on October 4.
“I was so upset” said Lindsay. “I didn’t care about anything else that was taken. Just the pups.”
The dogs were found dumped and shivering under a bush on the 5 Pits Trail, in Holmewood on October 12, and were taken in by the RSPCA.
But following an appeal in last week’s Derbyshire Times, Lindsay was reunited with her beloved pets – named Blaze and Shadow.
“I am so pleased” said Lindsay. “I can’t stop smiling. I am just so happy that they have come back.”
She added: “Whoever did this is sick. To just leave a poor defenceless animal like that, it is evil.”
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA is delighted that thanks to the recent media coverage we have been able to trace the owners of these puppies and reunite them.
“We are grateful to everyone who was involved in this - and also to our Chesterfield animal centre for looking after them until the owner was traced.
“The RSPCA would also like to remind people that one of the best ways to be reunited with your pet if it is sadly stolen or lost is through having your animals microchipped.”
Police are still investigating the burglary. Anyone with information is urged to call 101 .