Fox, a five month old Chihuahua cross puppy who was taken from Bristol Dogs and Cats Home during the early hours of Sunday, 20 September has been returned to the centre.
Staff believe her safe return is down to the power of Social Media.
A five month old Chihuahua cross puppy has been stolen from Bristol Dogs and Cats Home during the early hours of Sunday, 20 September.
Staff at the Bristol rescue centre feared the young female dog, named Fox, may have been stolen to be used for breeding, although she has only just been spayed.
Fox was stolen during the night and police are investigating.
Jodie Hayward, the centre’s manager said that, despite the charity being staffed 24/7 the robbery had been a highly skilled operation. She said they used professional tools and knew which kennel she was in.
If anybody has any information about where Fox could be, they can contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 quoting reference 318 of 20 September 2015.
Bristol Dogs and Cats Home has taken one of their homeless dogs on an extra special long walk to try to get her adopted.
Staffordshire bull terrier Anne has been with the charity for the last eight months. So they've taken the three year-old to visit all 70 of the Shaun in the City sculptures around Bristol to help her find a "forever home."
We sent our "lead" correspondent Matthias Kurth to find out more.
Avon and Somerset Police were forced to break into a car after spotting a dog had been locked in.
The pooch was seized from a car in Patchway and cops took to Twitter to warn other owners against the perils of pets in hot cars.
Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have tweeted that they were called to rescue a pet Labrador who had got its head stuck in a pram.
The incident happened in early this morning at around 7am in Warminster.
The dog has been released and is uninjured but he might not be going near a pram again anytime soon.
Avon and Somerset Police duo PC Andrew Jerreat and four year old Police Dog ‘Elmo’ are representing Tri Force Operations at the National Police Dog trials today.
The four day event is in Stirling where 21 police dog teams from various forces across the UK put through their paces to identify who are the top dogs in the country.
The dogs and their handlers will be assessed on the full range of police dog duties including tracking, obedience, criminal work and crowd control.
PC Jerreat entered the South West and Wales Regional Dog Assessments in March. He fought off stiff competition from 12 officers and qualified to attend the nationals.
A pensioner has been blackmailed with cruel phone calls threatening to cut up her beloved dog unless she pays hundreds of pounds.
Vivienne Garton began to receive the vile messages after he West Highland Terrier Ben disappeared from her garden on April 12.
The worried 65-year-old put up posters over her home of Knowle, appealing for her pooch's return.
But one of the numbers was called twice by an anonymous 'middle-aged man' who threatened to harm the family pet unless Vivienne pays £500.
He left an address of an empty house in Bristol, which frail Vivienne has now handed over to police.
Ben is ten years old, partially sighted, partially deaf, and struggles to walk for long distances.
Avon and Somerset police have confirmed they are now investigating an incident of blackmail. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Researchers at the University of Bristol are trying to find out why some dogs chase their tails or spin in circles and why some don't.
The School of Veterinary Science wants to sign up dogs that don't exhibit this behaviour for its study.
It has already recruited enough "spinning dogs" and now needs those that don't as a comparison.
For more information and to find out how to enrol in the study, click here or email email@example.com.
A dog has been rescued by firefighters in Bristol after it fell into an icy pond.
The springer spaniel was unable to get to safety after falling into the frozen pond at Eastwood Farm nature reserve in Broomhill.
The owner of two and a half year-old Milo called 999. He slipped through the ice and was in the water for around 25 minutes before he managed to climb up onto an island in the middle of the pond.
When firefighters arrived they used an inflatable walkway to reach the island. They were able to get a lead on to the dog and walked him back to safety. He was unhurt - just cold and wet.