Four dogs are missing after a professional walker's van was stolen in south London.
The van was taken outside a property in West Norwood as Denise Joest went inside to pick up another pet.
Police are are unsure whether thieves were targeting the van or the animals.
Denise Joest's boss Angela Norton said:
One of the pets, a brown working Cocker Spaniel called Sprocket, was found by another walker dumped in Sydenham, but the other four are still missing.> Owners are searching for a black and white Lurcher, a Yorkshire Terrier, a black and white Cavapoo and a brown Cockerpoo.
Angela, who lives in Nunhead, south east London, added:
Anna Bailey, 46, is the owner of Nina, a seven-year-old black lurcher who is one of the dogs missing, and thinks she was spotted in Nunhead cemetery this morning.>Anna, who recently moved to the area, said:
Anna adopted Nina, a 'nervous and jumpy' dog, from Battersea Dogs Home five years ago.
The Met Police is investigating.