Thieves Hack Microchip From Dog's Neck And Run Off With Her Puppies
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Police are investigating after cruel thieves in Ireland stole a Springer Spaniel and her seven puppies, before hacking out the mother Spaniel's microchip with a knife so that she couldn't be traced.
Daisy the dog was dumped 75 miles away from her owner Patricia Doyle's County Wexford home after the ordeal, but the dognappers took off with her puppies - Forest, Mabel, Maggie, Betty, Bonnie, Coba and Sam - who are sadly still missing.
Patricia was 'overjoyed' when Daisy was found in Dublin, but said her pet was left whimpering as she pined after her missing brood.
Photos also show Daisy's stitched-up neck, having had to be treated after thieves used a knife to remove her microchip.
Patricia said: "She was dumped on the street to starve, but the worst thing was they had actually taken a knife to her neck and removed her microchip and left her there.
"It's heartbreaking. We can't leave her out of our sight for a second. We can't leave the room."
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The puppies were just eight weeks old, and were due to be rehomed this week.
Patricia has been sharing updates on Facebook, where she originally explained she and her family were 'heartbroken' after some 'evil people' broke into their dog kennels and stole their animals.
After Daisy was found, Patricia said: "Daisy has been found in Dublin. We are overjoyed but now we need to find the babies. Please share and share and thank you all for your kindness and prayers and for sharing our posts."
She also shared a post from a family member that said: "These babies are out there somewhere pining for their mammy.
"If you're worried you may have bought one unwittingly, do the right thing and contact myself or the gardai.
"We are heartbroken. Some evil people broke into our dog kennels and stole our Daisy and her seven puppies."
Many social media users have been spreading the word for Patricia, with one writing: "So happy she's back home and hopefully in time she will get over her torture. Hope puppies are found.... Keep sharing, make them too hot to handle."
Another commented: "So happy for you and daisy but sad too for the pups. Why are people so cruel?"
Referring to what the thieves did to Daisy's microchip, a third added: "I just read how they brutalised poor Daisy. They are savages!"
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