Happy ending to dog parlour drama

2012-10-09 10:07
The Arnison family plays with their 3 dogs that had been in a parlour van when it was stolen in Centurion. The van, with 7 dogs inside, was found abandoned in Mamelodi after a tip-off. (Brandan Croft,Beeld)

The Arnison family plays with their 3 dogs that had been in a parlour van when it was stolen in Centurion. The van, with 7 dogs inside, was found abandoned in Mamelodi after a tip-off. (Brandan Croft,Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Seven dogs have been reunited with their relieved owners after the dog parlour bakkie they were in was stolen near Centurion, Pretoria, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Parlour owners Erika and Andre le Grange had loaded seven freshly groomed clients into their company bakkie, just outside their business premises at 14:00 on Monday, when two men jumped into the vehicle and drove off.

The Le Granges called a number of local radio stations and asked members of the public to help spread the word.

A tearful Erika le Grange notified all the pet owners concerned about the theft.

"Your children have been stolen," she told the shocked Arnison family, the owners of three of the dogs.

About two hours later, a woman from Mamelodi, who gave her name only as Wendy, spotted the stolen car abandoned in her neighbourhood and called the police, who arrived on the scene within minutes.

The animals were unharmed, and returned to their owners. According to police, the criminals stole only a GPS device from the car.

- SAPA

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