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Fundraiser launches for 'safe return' of stolen puppy

Fundraiser launches for 'safe return' of stolen puppy

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:09pm 6th January 2020. (Updated at 10:02am 8th February 2020)

An appeal has launched to try to raise a £5,000 reward for the safe return of a puppy 'stolen at knifepoint' in Cornwall.

Waffle has been missing for two weeks after being snatched during his morning walk in St Austell.

His owner, Catherine Hussain, believes the suspect pulled out a knife when he took the six-month-old labradoodle.

It happened just two days before Christmas and police are investigating.

The family has received hoax calls, including one threatening to behead the pet if they did not pay £1000: Read More.

Now a Go Fund Me page is trying to raise £5,000 which will be offered as a reward for Waffle's safe return.

Stolen Puppy Waffle
Waffle the Labradoodle was apparently snatched at knifepoint in St Austell, ahead of a morning walk.

"On 23rd December 2019 between 7am and 7.15am our beloved labradoodle Waffle was snatched at knifepoint from myself, Cath (Waffle's owner).

"Please help us find Waffle by donating any amount big or small to enable us to find him and bring him home safely.

"Every donation would be received with so much appreciation for your support, shares and messages we have received from each and every one of you.

"All monies received will help build a reward for any information resulting on the return of Waffle safely.

"We as a family are so grateful to have so many kind and loving people behind us.

"Please donate, please share and help us bring our lovely boy Waffle home safely."

Go Fund Me page

You can find the Go Fund Me page here.

Stolen Dog Waffle
Now a fundraising page is trying to raise £5,000 as a reward for Waffle's safe return

How can I help bring Waffle home?

Waffle was stolen, apparently at knifepoint, in the Belmont Road areas of St Austell on the morning of Monday 23rd December.

The suspect is described as being around 5ft 8in tall, was wearing a black, hooded top and scarf and spoke with a foreign accent.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 0116 231219.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Since the initial appeal the family has set up a Facebook page, Bring Waffle Home, where people can report sightings.

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