GARDAI are appealing for information following the heartless theft of two beloved family dogs during a burglary at a property in Co. Tipperary.
Officers from Cashel were first alerted to the incident on Sunday, June 28, when they received a call about a burglary that had occurred overnight in the Rosegreen area of the town.
Thieves broke into a shed on the property, making off with several tools as well as a much-loved 11-year-old black and brown terrier and a 12-week-old brown and white terrier puppy.
The home’s owners are anxious to see their precious family pets safely returned.
They are particularly eager to find the 12-week-old puppy, as it belonged to their granddaughter.
A garda spokesperson said: "Investigating Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have any information to contact them.
"Gardai are also urging anyone who may have been offered to purchase these dogs to contact Gardai in Cahir Garda Station on 052-7445630, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station."
The burglary comes just days after the ISPCA rescued six puppies that were found in a cardboard box in Carlow.
ISPCA Inspector Fiona Conlon saved the collie/lurcher type puppies after she was contacted by local animal lovers who found a box.
The defenceless dogs were left abandoned inside on disused area of land behind their home.
All aged around eight weeks old but from differ litters, the puppies, who have been named Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Phoebe and Janice are making a steady recovery.