Pet detective on hunt for leads in dognapping case
A Dublin woman has enlisted the services of a pet detective to track down her stolen chihuahua.
Bevan Tiernan from Goatstown said she was "distraught" when she returned home last Tuesday night to find her home ransacked and her dog missing.
As well as her jewellery, the thieves had taken one of her three pet chihuahuas - 10-year-old Lily.
Ms Tiernan enlisted the help of a local pet detective, who along with gardai, said that this was a "highly unusual case" of a pet stolen during a home raid.
"The house was broken into and my little dog was taken," Ms Tiernan said. "The place was ransacked but I didn't even think about anything that was taken - I just want my dog back."
Lily is a white Chihuahua, who along with sisters Daisy and Fern have become well-known and loved within the community.
Ms Tiernan told the Herald that her dog was on special medication and needed a special kind of dog food - without which she would not survive.
Ms Tiernan urged the pet kidnappers to please leave the dog anonymously at a vet.
Pet detective Robert Kenny, who has helped recover over 2,000 lost pets with his Happy Tails Agency, said he believed the dog was taken "as a gift, maybe for Mother's Day, and that the person who now has it might not even be aware it was stolen."