A MOTHER has appealed for help tracing a stolen pedigree puppy belonging to her distraught nine-year-old daughter.
Chester, a four-month-old black toy poodle who was attached to his lead, went missing from the Barra Boarding Kennels and Cattery on Parkgate Road in July.
He belongs to Sian Demnitz’s nine-year-old daughter but had been staying with the girl’s grandmother Julie Shaw-Macintosh while the family were on holiday.
Mrs Shaw-Macintosh had to put Chester into kennels after falling ill but he vanished nine days later.
Police are investigating the theft and the family had been searching for Chester but so far he has not been found.
Mrs Demintz, who lives in Wervin, said: “My daughter had been asking for a poodle for five years and she had only just got him.
“I had booked them training lessons and she was so looking forward to spending that time with Chester.
“She has been left devastated by what has happened. We are offering a reward and we just want him back.
“The police have had three people phone them so far. There have been two sightings in the Blacon area and one on the canal near Telford’s Warehouse.”
Chester has been microchipped and his collar has a disc with the family’s contact details.
There is also a reward for information which will lead to the recovery of the dog.
Anybody with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 163 of July 24.