A seven-week old white and brown King Charles Cavalier puppy was stolen during a burglary in Newcastle this weekend.
It happened at an address in Strathmore Crescent on Sunday, January 18.
The burglars broke in and also stole a playstation and DVDs.
Newcastle West Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Davison said:
Clearly the owner is distressed and desperate for the puppy to be returned and I would ask anyone who has any information about this burglary to contact us."
Northumbria Police are asking any one with information to contact 101.
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