Family in plea for help after dog is stolen

PUBLISHED: 12:01 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:28 06 May 2010

A FAMILY have been left shocked by the theft of their pet dog, after he was involved in an accident. Max, a 10-month-old golden retriever, was swiped by a woman motorist on Sunday morning last week. Owner Stephen Timbrell said the dog had run into the roa

A FAMILY have been left shocked by the theft of their pet dog, after he was involved in an accident.

Max, a 10-month-old golden retriever, was swiped by a woman motorist on Sunday morning last week.

Owner Stephen Timbrell said the dog had run into the road and was hit by a car outside their home in London Road, Knebworth, just before 8.30am.

The driver stopped to check the dog was OK, but Max bolted off in the direction of Welwyn.

Mr Timbrell said a second car, a dirty white Ford Escort estate, turned around in the road and followed the dog. A woman, thought to be in her 20s, got out of the car, picked up Max and then drove off.

Mr Timbrell said: "He's a pedigree golden retriever and only worth about £250 but that's not the point, he's part of the family. My 17-year-old son is absolutely distraught.

"I have phoned every vets and pet hospital in the area but they haven't had any dogs handed in."

If you have any information on Max's whereabouts call the Comet newsdesk on 01438 866200.


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