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messageDOG Stolen Just now 1635 RETURNED
Posted by alice November 22, 04:39PM

Chiwawa Okay I canít spell itís not my dog has just been stolen from outside the hospice shop. Owner distraught.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was november 24, 01:30pm by alice.

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Posted by first mate November 22, 04:46PM

How awful. Any witnesses? Would shops adjacent or opposite have cctv? Is there a description of who took the chihuahua?

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Posted by alice November 22, 06:02PM

Thanks fm. Dog Owner doing the above. No witnesses.
I just thought someone may have seen something.

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Posted by muffins78 November 22, 11:09PM

Oh gosh, any update? I can only imagine how terribly upset the owner will be!!

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Posted by Rosetta November 23, 05:53PM

Any news? I hope they posted on the Dog Lost site.

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Posted by tiddles November 23, 09:44PM

Yes watching this anxiously also. Please keep us posted

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Posted by Sue November 23, 10:17PM

Very sorry to hear this, and also sorry to ask a stupid question, but is it absolutely beyond doubt that the dog was stolen?

Could it have somehow got loose from wherever it was tied up (I presume) outside the shop?

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Posted by alice November 24, 11:50AM

Sorry I just donít know.

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Posted by turtle November 24, 01:15PM

Apparently the dog was taken to the vet across the road by a concerned person and has been reunited with the owner.

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Posted by tiddles November 24, 03:01PM

Brilliant news thanks for the update

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Posted by d walker November 24, 07:27PM

Brilliant news, so pleased to hear this. Please dog owners don't leave your dog alone tied up in the street it just makes them so very vulnerable to being stolen or being attacked by another dog. Its not worth taking the risk.

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Posted by KidKruger November 24, 09:34PM

I think there's arguments both ways for leaving your dog tied-up outside a shop for a couple of mins.
It seems pretty sad that one has to fear losing their dog just because they take it out with them when they're shopping.

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Posted by Pete Burtonshaw November 25, 01:43PM

Coincincidentally, a chap I don't know just knocked on my door to ask if I knew anyone who had lost a white Chihuahua....said he had caught it and was going to take it to vet on Norwood Road (by Rockwell Park)....same dog?

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Posted by Penguin68 November 25, 04:14PM

Whilst it is great that the dog has been reunited with its owner, could the opening headline be changed? It appears the dog wasn't stolen, from what I can see, but (wrongly) handed in to a vet as being lost or abandoned. The change to 'Returned' is great, but maybe 'Stolen' to 'Missing' as well?

Too many people judge the area based on the headlines on e.g. this forum. This says that there is a dog stealing issue locally (which may be so, but which this thread isn't, it seems, evidence for).

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Posted by Sue November 25, 05:33PM

Pleased that the story has a happy ending, however if a person was sufficiently concerned to take the dog to a vet for safekeeping, the owner must have been gone a long time?

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Posted by KidKruger November 25, 07:22PM

Itís easier to ask in the adjacent shops whether anyone has a dog tied-up outside.

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Posted by alice November 25, 07:45PM

I wasn't totally convinced by the 'only taking it to vet' story.

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Posted by Sue November 25, 07:49PM

alice Wrote:
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> I wasn't totally convinced by the 'only taking it
> to vet' story.


But the vet can confirm or otherwise, surely?

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Posted by turtle November 25, 08:03PM

The vet has confirmed.

messageRe: DOG Stolen Just now 1635 RETURNED
Posted by alice November 25, 08:34PM

So you're the vet?

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Posted by turtle November 25, 08:41PM

No, I just happened to be in there on Sunday and asked if they knew anything about the "theft" and I was told someone had taken the dog in to them.

messageRe: DOG Stolen Just now 1635 RETURNED
Posted by alice November 25, 08:41PM

Just seems weird

messageRe: DOG Stolen Just now 1635 RETURNED
Posted by Sue November 25, 09:06PM

alice Wrote:
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> Just seems weird


Well if you don't believe Turtle, I guess you could always go and ask the vet yourself smiling smiley

ETA: I have sometimes seen dogs who didn't look very happy tied up outside shops and have wondered whether I should do something about it.

If this dog was distressed and/or had been left there for a long time, it doesn't surprise me at all that somebody might have taken him/her to the vet, since there is a vet more or less opposite the shop in question.



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messageRe: DOG Stolen Just now 1635 RETURNED
Posted by alice November 25, 09:09PM

No I wasn't doubting t's report.

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Posted by Blah Blah November 26, 05:53AM

It sounds to me as though somehow the dog got loose before someone caught it and took it to the vet (not knowing what else to do). Surely the important thing is that the dog has made it back to the owner? And maybe to also say that whilst most of the time a dog can be safely left outside without anything happening to it, that there are people out there, who do steal dogs, especially pure breeds with a resale or breeding value. Even someone just being mischievous in letting the dog loose could have led to a tragic accident. It just takes one scoundrel to lose a beloved pet and always better to be safe than sorry.

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Posted by JohnL November 26, 10:48AM

Sue Wrote:
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> alice Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just seems weird
>
>
> Well if you don't believe Turtle, I guess you
> could always go and ask the vet yourself smiling smiley
>
> ETA: I have sometimes seen dogs who didn't look
> very happy tied up outside shops and have wondered
> whether I should do something about it.
>
> If this dog was distressed and/or had been left
> there for a long time, it doesn't surprise me at
> all that somebody might have taken him/her to the
> vet, since there is a vet more or less opposite
> the shop in question.

My Mum's King Charles used to cry like he was in acute pain when she left it outside the local Post Office to collect her pension (for 5 minutes or less)- really loud wail.

He was back to normal the second she reappeared.

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Posted by Sue November 26, 11:46AM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Whilst it is great that the dog has been reunited
> with its owner, could the opening headline be
> changed? It appears the dog wasn't stolen, from
> what I can see, but (wrongly) handed in to a vet
> as being lost or abandoned. The change to
> 'Returned' is great, but maybe 'Stolen' to
> 'Missing' as well?
>
> Too many people judge the area based on the
> headlines on e.g. this forum. This says that there
> is a dog stealing issue locally (which may be so,
> but which this thread isn't, it seems, evidence
> for).


This is a good point. Is there any reason why the original heading hasn't been changed?

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Posted by intexasatthe moment November 26, 11:56AM

Well now ,lets see ...poster busy with other things in life ,not their top priority ,missed Penguin's post ...

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Posted by Sue November 26, 12:02PM

intexasatthe moment Wrote:
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> Well now ,lets see ...poster busy with other
> things in life ,not their top priority ,missed
> Penguin's post ...


They have been pretty active on this thread

messageRe: DOG Stolen Just now 1635
Posted by alice November 26, 12:10PM

If admin requests it Iíll change the title otherwise it stands I canít see how anyone is going to be put off coming to East Dulwich because of it. If people stop posting on here it will disappear like many threads of the past.

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