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Owner of dog stolen from farm near Mildenhall left 'devastated and heartbroken'

The owner of a seven-year-old dog stolen from a Suffolk farm has been left 'devastated and heartbroken' by her disappearance.

Anita Coulson had popped to the shops with her mother Evelyn Jenner on Monday, July 6 when her Cocker Spaniel Penny was taken from a pen enclosure at Jeagor Farm, in Holywell Row, at some point between 1pm and 2.20pm.

The 47-year-old said: "It's just devastating really. It's heartbreaking is the only way to describe it because you're clueless. You have no idea where she is, who has got her or how you can help.


"That's the hardest thing - not knowing how you can help (to find her)."

As they left the farm, they saw a black Mercedes which pulled out of their top driveway towards their main gate and when they returned they discovered the gate shut and bolted.

Their other two dogs labradoodle Noodle, 12, and poodle Steve, seven, were found running loose and distressed, while Penny was missing.

They searched the 42-acre estate, where they run fishing venue Jeagor Farm Lakes, but couldn't find her.

Anita said: "It was just utter panic. I think it's knowing your home has been violated and you don't know who it is or why.

"It's heartbreaking knowing someone has taken her from where she is settled and the poor dog doesn't know why she has been taken.

"We don't know where she's going to end up."

Following an appeal on Facebook, they have been told there were two people in the Mercedes, of medium height and build.

One had a mustache and had been seen locally around Mildenhall.

Anita said Penny has always lived in outdoor kennels.

"She doesn't enjoy being indoors," she said. "She's potentially going to be very upset. If anyone hears barking from a dog which is unusual that's going to be an indicator."

Penny has a black fur with a white bib and lip markings and is micro-chipped.

Anyone with any knowledge of the theft or knows of the whereabouts of Penny should contact Mildenhall Police, quoting crime reference 37/38055/20.

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