Lancashire family offer £7,500 cash reward for safe return of stolen pug puppy
A family is offering a £7,500 reward after a burglar stole their beloved four-month old pug puppy.
David, 36, and Natalie Taylor, 29 have been left devastated after thieves broke into their home in Standish, Wigan in the early hours of Tuesday morning (November 12).
The couple were awoken at around 4am after they heard a car leaving their driveway, only to discover it was their BMW M2 being stolen (registration PK19 HYC).
But the couple said their biggest fear was realising that their beloved four-month-old pug, Indie, had also been snatched from inside the home.
Thieves had even taken the puppy's bed, along with David's wallet containing cash and bankcards.
The heartbroken couple are now urging anyone with information about Indie’s disappearance to come forward.
They had originally offered a cash reward of £5,000 for the puppy's safe return.
But yesterday (November 13) - 24 hours after Indie was snatched - the couple increased the reward to £7,500.
Natalie, from Preston, said: "Myself and David are going through hell not knowing where and how Indie is.
"The reward is now £7,500 for the lead to finding her and getting her back to us. We just want our beautiful girl back."
David added: "We are completely heartbroken. Our car and money was also taken, but we just want our beautiful girl back.
“A car’s a car, and a wallet’s a wallet, but it’s my dog. I’m absolutely devastated."
"She’s a little thorn-coloured pug, and she is the sweetest little dog that you’ll ever meet, and I mean that as well.
"She means the world to us, as you can tell. She’s an absolute joy, she’s beautiful and she’s just a baby.
"They’ve took her, because they can, and it’s just awful how another human can do something like this. We just want her home safely."
Indie also has a rare condition that means her life could be in danger if she doesn’t receive her medication urgently.
David, who works full-time as a doctor, cares for her on a daily basis.
David pleaded: “We really need to find her as soon as possible because of her condition. If we don’t give her the medication she needs, she could be at substantial risk of becoming really unwell.
“Please, if anybody knows anything about where she could be, contact us. We just want her back at home safely where she belongs."
Anyone with information, can call David on 07720 317738.