Police launch appeal as family left distraught after beloved dog stolen in Sheffield
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South Yorkshire Police said Lily, a brown and white Springer Spaniel was in her owner’s car – a 67 plat red Audi A3 saloon – when it was stolen from The Moor area just after 5.30pm on December 23.
It is reported that the car was driven up Ecclesall Road away from the city and it is believed Lily was still inside the vehicle when it was taken.
In a statement, the police said: “Lily is a much-loved family pet and her owners are desperate to get her back.
“Our officers immediately launched an investigation and have been working hard to trace Lily and the car.
“You may have seen appeals for information and possible sightings from Lily’s family on social media. We’d like to thank everybody has been in touch with us so far and are now issuing a direct appeal for information to get Lily home.
“Have you seen Lily? Were you in The Moor or Ecclesall Road area on the evening of 23 December? Do you have dashcam footage that may help with our investigation?
“If you can help us reunite a distraught family with their pet, please call 101 quoting investigation number 14/187369/20.”