Teen's missing 9-week-old puppy 'found by stranger who WON'T give it back'

Teen's missing 9-week-old puppy 'found by stranger who won't give it back'

26/11/2020 17:30:00

Teen's missing 9-week-old puppy 'found by stranger who won't give it back'

A DEVASTATED teen’s missing puppy has been found by a stranger who is refusing to give it back. Melissa Baylis, 17, had her nine-week-old dog cross snatched from her garden in Ashton-under-Ly…

13:34A DEVASTATED teen's missing puppy has been found by a stranger who is refusing to give it back.Melissa Baylis, 17, had her nine-week-old dog cross snatched from her garden in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.4Nine-week-old pup, Nelly, before she was cross snatched from a garden

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4Melissa Baylis's mum received a terrifying message from a stranger who found her missing dog4Melissa only had Nelly for a week before her pet went missingMelissa's mum contacted the police and launched a Facebook appeal, where she received a terrifying message calling the family "irresponsible" and saying they were "lucky" they weren't being reported to the RSPCA.

The message read: "I believe you have lost your puppy. On 21.11.20 approximately 1pm your puppy was found roaming around Ashton-under-Lyne."The puppy was found safe and due to irresponsible owners, it has left me no choice to find it a safe, caring home. headtopics.com

"Please count yourself lucky you have not been reported to the RSPCA."The woman who sent it has since deleted her Facebook, reportsMelissa is convinced her puppy Nelly was stolen after noticing a bin had been moved, leaving a three-finger gap in the fence last Saturday.

Melissa said she "can't stop worrying" about Nelly.She said: "The only gap that she could have got through was only about three fingers wide."I shared about her being missing on Facebook and then the woman sent my mum the message.

"I'm unsure as to whether it was a false account.4A screenshot of a facebook message from the woman who allegedly found Nelly"She just sent that one message and then nothing was going through. She deleted her account and we couldn't get in touch so we rang the police again.

"We had only had her for about a week and I can't stop worrying about her."Melissa added: "We found out that she was not in the house on Saturday just before 12pm."I rang the police and they said we had no evidence about her being stolen, so it couldn't be reported. headtopics.com

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"I went around and checked my estate and everywhere."A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said enquiries into the missing pup are ongoing.In a statement, a spokesperson said: "At around 2.30pm on Saturday 21 November 2020, police were called to reports that a puppy had been stolen from a garden on Marlborough Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

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Call Gardai. It is theft surely. Child deserves her puppy. Or ask them to contact the person who has taken the dog & recommend they contact ISPCA, Dogs Trust, Dogs Aid Sanctuary, I highly recommend Maggie. Don't take away a child's joy