Stolen dog returned: Along with her 5 puppies

Stolen dog
Dora and her puppies were taken from kennels. Credit: PA/Craig Vaughan

Stolen Dog Returned

A stolen dog and her five puppies who were recently stolen has been returned. The owner of Dora the cocker spaniel has thanked the “Great British Public” after they were returned to him.

Thieves stole Dora and her 5 pups after unscrewing the door to the kennels on Craig Vaughans farm in teeside.

Mr Vaughan was absolutely devastated and appealed for help on social media resulting in his story being shared hundreds of times all over the country.

The sheer scale of the social media campaign meant that the thieves would struggle to sell the stolen dogs on.

Dora and the puppies are back

Stolen dog
Dora with her puppies Credit: PA/Craig Vaughan

Mr Vaughan was ecstatic to share the great news that Dora and her puppies were back safe and sound.

He said a someone had seen the story and managed to get the all dogs back to him.

Mr Vaughan, who was milking cows when they were stolen, said:

“The dogs are fine, they don’t look any worse for what has happened. They have been fed and they are fine.

“I cannot believe I have got them back, it just goes to show you cannot beat the Great British Public.

“Whoever took them must have seen all the publicity and thought ‘we’ll never get rid of them’.

“They are back safe and they are in the house, they are not in the kennels, and they are staying here.”

A great website to help reunited lost and stolen dogs with their owners can be found at


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