Marie Butler, a 78-yr-old pensioner and dog breeder says she is still in shock and heartbroken after six of her cardigan corgis were stolen from their kennels in Co. Kilkenny six weeks ago reports Newstalk.
The kennels are situated just 11 metres from her kitchen but the thieves managed to make good their escape with the six puppies at around 10pm.
Luckily one puppy has been recovered and another is on it’s way back home for England after a friend of Marie purchased it for her on a UK website.
Marie told Newstalk; “Obviously they were well organised, because they entered down the end of my garden, through two of my neighbours and a few hundred yards down the road from me into a farmers field, that’s where they parked their vehicles. So they were obviously watching me for a while.”
“I have to say I will never have puppies here again, even though I show dogs and judge internationally.
Marie recounted how she saw her dogs on a UK-based website.
“Some of them came up, and this is very heartbreaking, to see your puppies on a website in England. And of course I recognised them – because of course after 51 years of looking at dogs, your eye doesn’t lie.”
“Apparently they were sold – these are the dogs of my heart, and I’m hoping in my heart that the ones that were sold were sold to good homes”.
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