Appeal to find owners of potentially stolen dogs found in Gloucestershire

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Police are struggling to identify dog owners. Credit: PA

Police who found more than a dozen potentially stolen dogs in Gloucestershire are appealing for their rightful owners to come forward.

Gloucestershire Police found 15 adult dogs in Naas Lane, in Quedgeley, on Friday 12 February. A man was arrested and has since been released pending investigation.

Officers are now appealing for people who think they may own one of the dogs to come forward.

The breed, sex, and physical characteristics of the dogs have been published, but police have not yet released images of the animals.

The rescued dogs are:

  • Foxhound – female, ginger and white

  • Beagle/Foxhound – female, ginger and white

  • Foxhound type – male, tan, white and black

  • Foxhound/Beagle – female, ginger and white

  • French Bulldog – female, white and black

  • French Bulldog - female, brindle and white

  • French Bulldog - male, fawn

  • Shitzu - female, grey and white

  • Shitzu - female, grey and white

  • Shitzu - female, grey and white

  • Shitzu - female – grey and white

  • Jack Russell - female and white

  • Cocker Spaniel – female and golden

  • Poodle cross/Lurcher – female and cream coloured

  • Cocker Spaniel – female and golden

Anyone who wants to get in touch with police about the dogs or the investigation should email or

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary insist potential owners who come forward must be able to demonstrate proof of ownership by providing as many details as possible.

Claire Nutland, Detective Chief Inspector, said: "If we establish these dogs are likely to have been stolen and cannot trace an owner then we will issue further details and pictures."

Police were assisted by Stroud District Council and the RSPCA to execute the warrant before arresting a 55-year-old man in connection with the case.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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