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Happy ending to dog parlour drama

2012-10-09 10:07

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.

Comments
  • kala.bafazi - 2012-10-09 10:11

    The pooch in the picture sure doesn't look too happy.

      stuka.nel - 2012-10-09 10:42

      dude that breed never really looks happy :D

      marie.delarey - 2012-10-09 12:23

      Who is that Basset who always says "Hallooo all you happy people"? - and he never looks happy! That's what makes them special!

      tessarochelle - 2012-11-27 12:13

      Bassett Hounds look like that Kala. Its their droop eyes and ears. I have one. They wonderful dogs.

  • Jacques - 2012-10-09 10:12

    I hoped one of those dogs pissed in their faces.

  • marle.fleischman1 - 2012-10-09 10:24

    Gelukkige einde vir die mense en hulle diertjies!

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-10-09 10:58

    Thank you Wendy!!!! You are an angel for caring enough to be on the lookout....

  • rohin.jadin - 2012-10-09 11:38

    thanks to the cops for responding quickly.

  • tarrengl - 2012-10-09 11:43

    Thank you Wendy may God bless you hundred time over! As for the man who commented there only dogs... Really how shallow are you these are members of the family they spend years with us good times bad times and are always there through everything how arrogant are you to comment obviously you have never been a pet owner never had a true best friend. :) glad they are safely home and no harm came to them :)Oh KALA basset hounds have droopy ears droopy eyes and tend to look sad most of the time but its is said the more they droop the happier they are! So he seems pretty happy to be home! :)

  • linley.dewey - 2012-10-09 12:44

    bassets live to eat

  • Sean O'Brien Snr - 2012-10-09 13:22

    @ mahlorislash: Yes, it is dogs! and guess what, they deserve a lot more compassion than you and your fellow barbarians! You just confirmed that you are a heartless person! Here is a truth for you: one has only to look at how the people of a country treat their animals to determine in what a state that country is! and this country (certain elements in it) is sick! guess what pal, I have a lot more heart for my 3 Bassets than I will ever have for the murserers, looters and black racisist in this country!

  • nadineelvina.francis - 2012-10-09 15:13

    Well done to the person who informed the cops. i think rewards should be paid to citizens who help solve crimes

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