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Oh gosh!!!! great, at least, that you may have sorted the cause then!! so scary, and thanks for alerting us! Of course if somebody claiming they are from RSPCA knock the door there are other worry than asking an ID.. so its very helpful to know these things can happen :(((
poor Ollie, keep your eyes open and thanks again for posting!
Thanks for your replies, especially to Dee, yes he is microchipped, insured, the whole hog - he's our pride and joy and we'd be devastated if we lost him through something like this. The neighbours have been really good but the fact that there was an attempted break in through a garden 5 doors down just makes us all the more worried. Much as this is Basildon these are newly built privately own houses with doctors, teachers and police living in them so it's horrifying to think that people this time of year are having to worry about these things. We have a lot of staffies in the neighbourhood (surprise surprise) and bless, one of my neighbours who owns Beau who is a good friend of Ollie said we could borrow him if he wanted a bit of a guard dog. I'm speaking to the police later, I don't really want to call the paper as they will want a picture, and being a local teacher I don't really want all my kids knowing my business!
Just be aware and like we said it might not even be RSPCA it could be anyone, so ask for that ID!!! :-)
for letting us know about this as i live in Wickford not far away and have no close nieghbours .
Hi Nicky, I did think it sounded dodgy, you must alert the police ,Speak to Local Dog Warden, ask your local paper tp print a warning..(.not with your name/address/photos etc obviously) ,dont let your boy out of sight even in your own garden,also alert other people with dogs,try to go walks with some one else 4 eyes are better than 2, keep your Red One Safe.....
Gosh, I hope everything is ok and as others have said, thanks for warning us all.
Thankfully mine are all very vocal when somone rings the doorbell etc. Somthing I was told when at dog training with Jensen this time last year, was to NOT put your dogs name on their dog tag, otherwise god forbid they were taken from the house/garden walk etc, then they would also know the dogs name and no-one would bat an eyelid!!