Hearing dog taken from Bridgnorth petrol station
A hearing dog has been taken by thieves who stole a car from a petrol station in Shropshire.
The black and white border collie was loose in the back of a Land Rover Discovery at the Hermitage services in Bridgnorth at 1905 GMT on Tuesday.
His owner had left the key in the ignition when he went to pay for fuel.
A man in a white van got into his car and drove off with the dog. West Mercia Police said the victim was anxious to be re-united with his canine partner.
Two men in a white van were filling up at the same time as the hearing dog owner in Cann Hall Road, Low Town.
One of them got into the Land Rover and the other man followed in his van as they drove away without paying for their fuel, police said.
Anyone with information about the theft should call police or Crimestoppers anonymously.