Chichester Observer

Sussex Police still seeking owners of recovered dogs


Police in Sussex are continuing to seek the lawful owners of a number of suspected stolen dogs.

Officers seized ten dogs during a search warrant at a site in Surrey on Tuesday, March 16, with an appeal being formerly made ten days later.

Some of the dogs, a mix of lurchers and spaniels, continue to be cared for at a secure location while officers work to track down their owners.

Detective Chief Inspector

John Wallace said: “We are desperatel­y seeking the lawful owners of the remaining dogs which were seized in the recent warrant.

“We are working through all informatio­n meticulous­ly and pursing other lines of enquiry to progress the identifica­tion of these dogs.

“While we continue to progress enquiries on identifica­tion our priority continues to be around the health and welfare of the dogs and medical treatment is ongoing. We appreciate this has been an agonising time for those members of the public with missing pets who have been waiting for further informatio­n.”

In January, Sussex Police launched a dedicated operation ‘Op Collar’, led by the Rural Crime Team, to respond to and help prevent dog thefts.”

Anyone with informatio­n about their suspected stolen dog is asked to send an email to dogtheft@

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