Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham owner gets back stolen bulldog puppies

Det Con Lee Dawson with four of the recovered puppies. Photo: West Midlands Police
Image caption The American bulldog puppies were only four weeks old when they were stolen

A litter of 10 rare puppies stolen from a house in Birmingham has been recovered.

The American bulldog puppies were handed back to their owner after being taken from a property in Wensleydale Road, Perry Barr, on 23 July.

The first two puppies were brought into Sutton police station by a woman who had seen a newspaper appeal.

A further eight puppies were recovered after being offered to an RSPCA rescue centre in Walsall.

The woman who took the puppies to the police station said her daughter had been given them by an unknown man earlier in August.

'Critical time'

The puppies were four weeks old when they were stolen and came from a litter of 12 - the whereabouts of the final two is still unknown.

Det Con Lee Dawson said: "We are really pleased to have returned these puppies to their rightful owner.

"These dogs were stolen at a critical time in their development as they were still suckling from their mother and hadn't had any injections.

"Thanks to members of the general public, we have been able to return these puppies safe and well."

He added that officers were still trying to identify those responsible for the theft of the dogs.

He asked anyone who has been offered an American bulldog puppy for sale or who has any other information about the theft to get in touch.

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