Thieves are believed to have smashed an elderly woman’s dog flap to steal her puppy - later dumping it when they found it was micro-chipped.
Eighty-five-year-old Evelyn ‘Polly’ Sawer said she came home to discover her back door and puppy flap smashed - and her beloved companion taken.
“I can’t describe how I felt when I discovered Bobby was gone. I didn’t go to bed that night and I just sat up and cried,” she said.
The incident happened at her home in Tattershall Road some time between 11.30am and 2pm on Friday, March 20.
“I’m in my eighties. All the stress of this has brought my bronchitis on.”
Luckily the pomeranian dog was recovered after a member of the public found him dumped by the roadside somewhere between Boston and Coningsby.
He was then taken in by another member of the public, while attempts were made to trace his owner.
“I’m so grateful to the person who took him in, fed him, gave him a bath,” said Polly.
“When I heard they had found Bobby I just sat down and cried again - but this time through relief. I would like to urge other people to get their dogs micro-chipped as I think this is the reason he was dumped. If he had not of been chipped I doubt I’d have ever seen him again.”
The puppy was given to her at Christmas by a friend after he learnt she had lost her old Jack Russell dog to cancer.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area at the time please call us by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 245 of March 10.”
They added: “If anyone has any concerns about the security of their home they should call police and ask to speak to the crime prevention officer.”