A distraught family has put out a desperate plea to get their Labrador puppy back – after she was grabbed by callous thieves from a van.
Beloved ten-week-old pup Nala, was waiting in a cage inside an open van while her owner worked just metres away when the super-cute black puppy was snatched.
The unlucky Labrador could be in grave danger – as she is undergoing an investigation for an issue with her heart – and is yet to have all of her vaccines.
Thieves took the cage and dog on Monday morning in Cockerhill, West Sussex, along with some tools.
Owner, Sarah Constable, said: “My husband is a gardener and he was at a client’s house when she was stolen.
“There were more than enough expensive tools they could have taken and left our poor puppy.
“We desperately need her back as she is undergoing investigation for an issue with her heart.
“As a result her vaccines aren’t complete yet so she is extremely vulnerable and no good to those that have stolen her.”
She has pleaded for the safe return of the puppy and even offered a reward.
Sarah added that her eight-year-old daughter was left “absolutely broken” since hearing the news.
A spokesperson for the Sussex Police said: “Anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows where the dog is has been asked to contact police.”