Puppy stolen from Chipping Norton has been found

The puppy reported stolen from the High Street of Chipping Norton has been found.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 2:23 pm
Milo the puppy, who was reported stolen earlier this week in Chipping Norton, has now been found

Thames Valley Police have been investigating the theft of Milo the puppy from a vehicle parked in the High Street of Chipping Norton.

Milo the puppy is officially listed as found and reunited on the website for DogLost, the UK's largest lost and found dog service.

Officials from the group said Milo was found 15 miles from his home town in Kidlington.

The theft happened after the victim parked his car outside of Barclays on Chipping Norton High Street, leaving his Mini Dachshund puppy inside.

When the victim returned a short time later, the dog had been taken.

The theft happened around 12.35pm on Wednesday March 3.

A Facebook page was also created to help find Milo, which has this morning also reported he was safely found. Milo's Facebook page can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/Milo-Dachshund-Stolen-Chipping-Norton-Oxfordshire-OX7-106840068131060

Milo the puppy, who was reported stolen earlier this week in Chipping Norton, has now been found

A very heartfelt and thankful message was posted on Milo's Facebook page this morning which said: "Well what can I say other than a huge THANK YOU to this amazing community who have made it their mission to help us.

"We have been so moved by the determination and care we have been shown by thousands of people. I believe that across social media platforms this has been shared 150,000 times!!!!!

"This made him "too hot to handle" and so he was dumped in a car park and found by a wonderful lady which is was what we hoped might happen.

"Thanks again - my faith in people has been so restored. With love my family to you all. Stay safe xXx Here he is happy back at home."

Milo safe at home (photo from the Milo Facebook page)

No arrests made, but enquiries are ongoing by police.

Anyone with information or footage who hasn’t already spoken to the police, should contact Thames Valley Police online or call 101, quoting investigation reference number 43210089040.