A dog which is ‘strongly suspected’ to have been stolen to be breed new puppies is back at with her loving Scots family right after 3 months.

Skye, the cocker spaniel, was nabbed from the back again garden kennels in Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire in November and had not been seen considering that.

But cops searched an deal with in Brechin yesterday and found the puppy all-around 10 miles from home.

Police say she was recovered risk-free and very well and returned to her operator but it is strongly suspected that she experienced been stolen for breeding uses thanks to the coronavirus rocketing the price of puppies.

A 25-calendar year-outdated guy was arrested and billed, and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

The Lacking Animals Dundee and Angus Facebook team introduced the great news but reported the canine was located seriously expecting.

They wrote: “Stolen Skye has been reuniited with her dad this morning after virtually 11 months after being stolen from the Stonehaven space.

“Law enforcement contacted Alan this morning as he waited to see her.

“We are thrilled to bits Sky will now be secure and loved again. Hoping she will also recuperate totally right after the delivery of her pups.”

Inspector Allen Shaw, Stonehaven Community Policing Workforce, explained: “We know the large emotional effects that any pet dog theft has on their entrepreneurs and we are delighted to have been ready to return Skye securely.

“We will always robustly pursue all strains of enquiry to return any property to its rightful operator I would like to thank all customers of the general public who assisted us through this investigation.”

Constable Mike Urquhart, from the Crime Prevention group, extra: “Most housebreakings are carried out by opportunist thieves – so you can take away that possibility by keeping your residence and belongings secure. Lock the door, even if you might be only our for a quick time, and lock your home windows as well.

“There are a amount of supplemental measures you can also get, as robbers are set off by obvious safety alarms and meticulously directed security lighting.

“There are some superb Wi-Fi enabled stability methods accessible, which can deliver dwell alerts back to your mobile system if any movement is detected – proficiently generating an digital ring all around your residence. These can also be employed to safeguard outbuildings and kennels.”