Desperate search for snatched pup
PUBLISHED: 14:50 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:00 23 August 2010
A DEVASTATED dog owner is appealing for residents to help find his two-year-old puppy after thieves snatched the pet in broad daylight. Jon Moss, 36, from East Sussex, left his dog Kiska in his Mitsubishi pick up truck in the car park of Sainsbury s in H
A DEVASTATED dog owner is appealing for residents to help find his two-year-old puppy after thieves snatched the pet in broad daylight.
Jon Moss, 36, from East Sussex, left his dog Kiska in his Mitsubishi pick up truck in the car park of Sainsbury's in High Street, Chislehurst, this month when she was nabbed.
But his search has led him to Gravesend after receiving reports that his pet had been spotted in the borough.
Mr Moss, a landscape gardener, said: "I was just shocked when I got back to the car, I couldn't believe she had been taken.
"I am absolutely devastated. It has really affected me, I have had to take time off work to try and get over it.
"During my search I have been across the whole of north Kent and parts of south east London putting up posters appealing for anyone that knows where she is to get in touch.
"People have been phoning up, telling me they have her, and wanting to know what the reward is. I have had quite a few calls from people saying they are from Gravesend who say they have her and other tip-offs but nothing concrete.
"If any readers know where she is, please get in touch."
Kiska was stolen on August 14 when he left the windows of his car slightly ajar while he shopped in the store. He returned after five minutes to find his dog missing, as well as a Sat-Nav system and his bag.
The puppy's lead and collar were removed when she was taken, but she is micro-chipped. She is nearly two years old, and is Terrier cross.
He added: "I don't know why anyone would want to take her, she is not a pedigree so she has no monetary value.
"I hope others can learn from this and make sure they don't leave their dogs alone. A lot of people leave their dogs in the car when they pop into the shops, and I hope this story will stop someone else making the same mistake as me.
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