Just been informed that there was an attempted abduction of a dog on Scot Lane Aspull.The would be thieves knocked on a gentlemans door at 9-30 pm at night and demanded he handed over his dog.neighbours came to his rescue on hearing the screams .Two men ran off and got in a dark van.Apparently this isn't a one off incident.Please be very careful when out walking your dogs and don't answer the door to anyone you don't know.Stay safe and keep your dogs safe too. From FB.
Started: 19th Feb 2021 at 17:18
My daughter told me that today someone had tried to take a dog that was tied up outside an Asda while the owner was shopping
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 19:14
Isn't it just terrible what they'll do for money,the heartless so and so's.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 19:27
That's despicable and anyone caught doing that should get a custodial sentence for the extreme distress caused to the owners, and perhaps cruelty to the poor dogs. I never open my door once night has fallen unless I know who to expect, and that old gentleman must have had a terrible shock.
However, many is the time I've seen these sad creatures tethered to posts outside supermarkets in excessive heat, and when it's been pouring down and, for the life of me, I don't understand why anybody would want to put their pets through those conditions. In fact, why take a dog out to a supermarket at all? I've also seen them stashed in the back of cars in distress whilst the human goes shopping.
To be honest, I'm terrified of dogs, but for some odd reason they seem to like me and I will admit that there have been times when I've been tempted to take one home with me when I've seen the pitiful looks on their faces and they've been soaked to the skin, and wag their tails at me. It's not fair, and it's not right. It makes my blood boil when I see animals treated without the respect they rightly deserve.
Replied: 20th Feb 2021 at 05:46
I know you’ve all probably seen a lot of posts about suspicious characters etc and dog theft but it appears it’s getting close to home now. I live on Jubilee Road, Aiskew and someone’s left a zip tie and marked the fence on my back garden to pin point the house. I know it’s hard to try and spot ‘dodgy’ people with a lot of genuine delivery drivers etc driving around in plain vans. But this must be someone imminently wanting to steal my dog! If you own a dog, check your gate/ fence etc to see if you’ve been followed home too and remove the markings ASAP. I think we need to work together on this one before these bastards actually take one of our beloved pets.
I saw a lad cycling around the estate this morning on a bike with a funny looking dog who definitely wasn’t ‘walking’ it so I guess this was one of them pin pointing houses using a dog as a disguise!?
If anyone has any info/ CCTV please let me or the police know!
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 12:10
Thanks Basil..I just wish some big dog would snatch them and make a mess of them.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 12:17
me to, it seems there's more money to be made stealing dogs/pups.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 12:21
And all for drugs..the heartless vile beings...not fit to be called humans.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 12:29
totally agree, their scum.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 12:33
Apparently there is a new ploy being undertaken by dog thieves. Having a white van with RSPCA stickers on and removing dogs from dog walking owners under the pretext that the dog matches the description of a stolen dog.
NEVER. Let your dog be taken by anyone. Insist they follow you to the vets to have the dog scanned to prove ownership by the Chip. If they're not for real, they won't go with you! The RSPCA will NEVER take a dog like that.
Phone the Police at the first opportunity with as much detail as possible and if at all possible take photos of the offenders and car registration. There are also reports of these thieves door knocking in residential areas.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 14:10
IT WAS PROBABLY TO FEED THEIR DRUG ADDICTION IF EVER CAUGHT GIVE THEM THE BIRCH THAT MIGHT TEACH THEM ,, SCUM.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 14:19
GB,I wish they could birch them,but as we all know we mustn't upset the little dears,if ever they tried to take my dog I'd hit them with anything that's got some weight to it,it would probably upset the do gooders,but I could cope with the backlash that would bring..the thieving scumbags.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 14:34
momac I see this kind of thing most days on Face Book,those little French Bulldogs are always being stolen more than other breeds
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 14:40
Yes I know NJ,a family facing me have one,you never see it,it's always in the house..they wouldn't be bothered with my little chihuahua,mind you they'd never catch him,he's like a bullet.lol
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 15:02
Last edited by momac: 21st Feb 2021 at 15:30:38
But if the pups parents were there and attacked them they would be put down.
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 15:22
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 15:31
the price of dogs is getting out of hand my daughter and her partner have recently bought a previously mentioned french bulldog pup for £2750 madness if you ask me no chatty it has'nt been bought with benefit money before you start..
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 16:28
Momac there is a lot of money being paid for dogs at present some people can knit money .
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 09:18
the trouble is that these scumbags are not proper breeders, interbreeding so they end up with loads of medical problems.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 09:53
And how many of those scumbags do you know who do that.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:13
try reading the papers instead of stalking me.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:14
Are you sure you read it correctly. After all your comprehension leaves a lot to be desired.
The news papers that I read don't carry those kinds of stories either.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:29
And as for stalking. Kettle, pot comes to mind
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:31
I agree Basil,but I think they just want to sell the dogs for drug money,hence the reason why they're only after expensive dogs.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:37
Plus there people out there earning a living out of it with no concern for the health of the bitch
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:41
I'm afraid some people on this planet haven't as much soul as animals have.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:44
shes got them back now
Replied: 27th Feb 2021 at 11:28
Nobody mentions if they claimed the reward,perhaps they felt a bit of remorse at shooting her dog minder.
Replied: 27th Feb 2021 at 11:59
Animal ownership should be regulated. That would put a stop to this sort of work.
That said, car ownership is regulated, and that doesn't stop car thieves!
Replied: 27th Feb 2021 at 14:42
Last edited by tonker: 27th Feb 2021 at 14:43:50
anyone see that story on the news, this plump looking guy walking his dog and someone tried to steal his dog, they picked on the wrong guy, This plump looking guy was an armature boxer and knocked the, would be thief to the ground with one punch, ha ha , that thief has learned a lesson, never judge a book by its cover,,, Karma indeed,
Replied: 27th Feb 2021 at 22:11
Some guy over here stole his ex Girlfriends dog and set it on fire. He got arrested. My uncle took my brothers dog hunting because it didnt hunt my uncle shot it nothing happened to him
Replied: 4th Mar 2021 at 00:34
Apparently, a new one is smearing green stuff, like swarfega, on street lamps to notify that there are dogs/puppies in the house or even that it's easy to break in.
Replied: 4th Mar 2021 at 13:16
Off topic but the same theme, thieving toerags.
A neighbour in our street had his car jacked up and the catalytic converter robbed on Saturday.
This was in broad daylight in the afternoon, it was seen by another neighbour, three blokes in a car cruised down the street (apparently certain cars are easier to do and are worth more) jumped out of their car jacked up my neighbours and had it off and was back in their car and off within 30 seconds.
It was caught on CCTV by two other neighbours but the car they was in was nicked.
When the police arrived they said they had been spent the day visiting other people who has had the same thing happen to their cars.
They reckon the blokes are carrying knives and are just threatening anyone who interferes whilst they're at it.
The police said unless they are caught in the act there's nothing they can do, not much chance of that then.
Replied: 4th Mar 2021 at 13:34
Same as Basil said they are now putting chalk marks on gateposts and under windows in Lowton Two Irish guys in a metalic green or blue car thieving dogs
Replied: 4th Mar 2021 at 16:20
How are things and hubby? You coping with this Covid. Not been on here for a while, decided to give my intellect a rest lol.
I'm on face Book if you wanna chat ?
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 10:13
Hello John,sadly I lost my hubby last October..I've had the Covid too,and I think just coming round from the long Covid....it's nice to hear from you,and hope you're keeping well,but sorry John,I'm not on Facebook...take care.
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 10:36
So sorry for your loss. Obviously not been on here for some time so didn't know.
This Covid is terrible but there seems light at end of tunnel. I suppose you had your vaccination?
You take care.
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 14:16
As I previously stated,I'm not on Facebook,this has been sent to me.
Please be reassured this gel is being used as part of ultrasound structural testing of the Councils lighting columns.The gel is completely harmless and routine for the work.
With quote by Abraham Lincoln: "Dont believe everything you read on the Internet."
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 14:23
Yes John,I have had my vaccination,and I hope you have.
After Cliff passed away,my son took me to Asda,he's in care work so had the vaccination, that is the only place we went to, we hadn't been anywhere else, then we both went down with the Covid..keep on taking care John.
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 14:32
I don't imagine you have done any painting?
They cancelled the local art trail last year and I am waiting to hear if its on this year. I have done several works to submit. On Facebook I have rekindled loads of friendships I thought were gone when I left Wigan. Plenty of banter like the old days...Sorry but I mislaid your email.
Here's mine if you want to contact me....JohnnyGianni48@gmail.com.
Take care , Mo., and speak later .
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 20:22
No John,I haven't done any at all,there's been too much going on,will tell you in my email. and thank you...take care.
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 20:30
Last edited by momac: 5th Mar 2021 at 21:08:40
Maureen...Looking forward to your email. I have a fair bit to tell you too !
Replied: 6th Mar 2021 at 08:05
no one pinching cats ?
Replied: 6th Mar 2021 at 12:20