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Appeals made for return of stolen French Bulldog

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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Appeals are being made for the return of a French Bulldog stolen from a residential property in Tullykeel on Thursday.

The dog, worth €3,000, was taken along with a small Jack Russell Terrier in the raid on the home that was empty on Thursday morning. The French Bulldog – called Cupcake – had been locked safely in the garden shed while the other dog, Blackjack, was sitting outside the door.

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Upon returning to the house in Churchtown, owner Karen Byrne found the dogs gone with the shed door forced open and the gate hanging on it’s hinges. The culprits – who Byrne has described as “pure evil” – also forced their way into the family home and killed a duck kept inside, a children’s pet.

Gardai from Ardee have taken a statement from the property owner. The Jack Russell Terrier was later found injured a number of miles from the property, but the French Bulldog remains missing.

The owners are offering a significant reward for information on it’s whereabouts. If you know anything, have been offered a dog for sale or saw anything suspicious on Thursday morning last in the Tullykeel area, please contact 085 125 8755.

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