The owners of the 13-week-old puppy stolen from kennels in Pathhead have thanked social media users after he was found safe and well.
Just hours after Kirstie Broadfoot and her family left for Spain on June 7 their adorable Jack Russell puppy, Jack, was stolen from Cranstoun Kennels, along with one of the kennel’s owner’s dogs, six-year-old Lurcher Squire.
Following a social media campaign by the kennels Squire was found safe and well on Monday morning in Whitecraig by the East Lothian dog warden. And Jack was discovered safe and well in woodland on Tuesday night
Speaking from Spain, Kirstie told the Advertiser: “All we want to say is how happy we are that Jack is back safe and well and we want to thank every one for their support, they all helped to bring him home.
“We are so grateful to the power of Facebook.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better ending, the kids are ecstatic.”
The kennel’s owner Jane Glass was delighted with the good news.
She said: “I’m over the moon that Squire and Jack have been found safe and well, it’s fantastic.
“I would like to say that we have just been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have had, everybody has been rooting for these two dogs and now they are home safe.
“It just shows how many kind people are out there.
“Obviously we were devastated that people broke in to our kennels. But we are not going to dwell on that.
“This was shared all over the world on social media, it’s just been tremendous, and it restores your faith in human kind.”
Jane has kept kennels locally for nearly 40 years but had never had a break-in. She has a licence to hold up to 40 dogs, and had around 30 dogs when the break-in occurred.
She said: “I was absolutely devastated, we do everything in our power to keep the dogs safe. I think my German Shepherd and Doberman stopped them from getting more.
“I have to say that all of our customers have been so supportive and everybody that shared the information on Facebook has really helped.”
A Scottish SPCA spokesperson said, “It is wonderful news that both dogs have been returned home.
“This must have been an awful experience for the family as well as the owner of the kennels and we are very glad this incident had a happy ending.
“We would urge anyone with information on the theft to contact the police.”