Updated: Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 @ 3:52pm

Pensioner whose dog was stolen by family members while in hospital appeals for his return

Pensioner whose dog was stolen by family members while in hospital appeals for his return

By Jessica Cree

A pensioner whose dogs were stolen by family members while she was in hospital is appealing for information.

Kathleen Taylor, 63, arrived home after spending almost six weeks in hospital being treated for a broken leg and knee replacement to find her dogs gone.

The animals were taken without her permission and passed on to new owners, leaving her heartbroken.

The relatives who stole her beloved pets are refusing to tell her where they took them, despite her pleading, and insist that they were not sold.

Sheepdog Lucy was found shortly after Ms Taylor started her appeal, as the dog had been rehomed with someone who lived in the same street as her nephew.

Three-year-old German Shepherd Kiya is still missing, even though he is microchipped, and a cash reward is offered to anybody with information that leads to him being returned home.

It is well known that animals can speed recovery after a hospital stay and the ambulance driver who took Ms Taylor home from her hospital is now helping her create posters with information about the Alsatian.

An emotional Ms Taylor said she was devastated about her dog’s disappearance.

“I can’t describe how I feel. He is my baby,” she said.

“Every night I pray to the almighty God for him to come back.

“I just want him back home.”

Anybody with information about Kiya’s whereabouts can contact Ms Taylor anonymously on 0161 3743363.