Four French Bulldog puppies have been stolen from their mother during a burglary at a house in Aberavon.

The 11-week-old dogs were taken on Sunday evening after thieves broke into the property.

The dogs' owner, Nathan Ball, said his family had been left heartbroken and has offered a £1,000 reward for the puppies' safe return.

"We were in all day and left the house at roughly 7pm to collect the kids from a relative's house. We returned at about 9pm to my back door glass smashed and the pups missing," said Mr Ball.

The four puppies were 11-weeks-old

"It’s heartbreaking having our kids asking questions like 'when are the pups coming home'".

Mr Ball said the puppies' mother, Luna, has been wandering around the house looking for her pups.

The litter includes one male and three females.

The male is described as black and tan with a slight white mark on his tail. One female is black and tan, one is blue and tan and one is cream or white with no tail.

All four puppies had family homes arranged for the future.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "We were called to reports of a burglary in which four French bulldog puppies were stolen from an address in Aberavon.

"The dogs were stolen sometime between about 6.45pm and 9.15pm on Sunday, February 16."