A distraught mother and daughter are calling for information after their beloved dog was stolen from their Radcliffe home.
Charlotte Burrows, 25, was upstairs at her home in Halstead Close when she said two men entered through the front door and stole her one-year-old bulldog, Cutie.
She said the people entered her home around 5pm on Wednesday, May 11, when her friend was sitting on the sofa.
Charlotte came downstairs to find a man holding a cute, and then fled in a white van with a dog.
Earlier this month, it was reported that more than 2,500 dogs were stolen in the UK last year, the highest number in seven years.
Cutie, who has a distinctive lilac tricolor merle markings, has been part of the Charlotte family since she was four months old, which “means everything” to her and her 3-year-old daughter Callie.
Charlotte has been in touch with police and says she has not come close to bringing Cutie home, although their investigation is still ongoing, and fears she could fall into the hands of an unscrupulous breeder.
Charlotte said: “I just heard someone come in through the door, I was upstairs, I came down the stairs, my friend was on the sofa.
“I was down at the bottom of the stairs and they had my dog cute in their arms and they took her straight out and put her in a white van.”
Although she hasn’t officially offered a reward for Cutie’s safe return to avoid false leads, Charlotte said she’s willing to offer something to anyone who can provide information on the Bulldog’s whereabouts.
Charlotte added: “She meant everything to me, she was my best friend and she never left my side.
“She’s not even like a dog, she’s my family. My little girl misses her terribly.
“It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever experienced in my life, losing her and being taken with her.”
“I’ve never felt this way before, my little girl wakes up every day asking her she’s so happy and loving, she’s just the cutest dog ever.”
If you have any information please call the non-emergency number 101 or contact the police through their website.
Photo: Charlotte Caves