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Thursday 18 January 2018

Lurcher snatched from Louth kennel

David Kearns

The Louth SPCA is appealing for help in tracing a dog that was stolen from its kennel in Walterstown last night.

Rosie, a black and white female lurcher, was taken from the SPCA shelter in the early hours of the morning.

She has very defined back markings on her white coat and is chipped and registered to the Louth SPCA.

Pet owners in the area are being asked to keep vigilante as the thieves also took a large number of metal feeding bowls and could be looking to steal other dogs in the area.

“Last night a person or person(s) broke into our facility and stole Rosie ,” said a member of the shelter.

“The thieves also stole a bunch of metal feeding bowls, so they are likely stealing other dogs in the area, or planning to do so.”

Read More: Homes needed as 116 smuggled puppies rescued

An online campaigns has been launched to recover Roise, and anyone with information is being asked by Louth SPCA to contact them confidentiality on 042 9335045 or emailing

The hashtag #findrosiethelurcher is being used across Twitter to spread the message.

This latest theft comes after 116 puppies were seized by animal welfare chiefs last week as they were being illegally smuggled out of the country.

The puppies, believed to be between five and eight weeks old, are still in care of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after customs officers discovered them stuffed in the back of two vans boarding a ferry at Dublin Port for the UK.

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