A DOG has been stolen from the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter in Newland.
‘Benedict’, a male Lurcher who was a former stray of the Wychavon area and had been with WARS since September, was taken between 8.30pm yesterday (Wednesday) and 8.30am today (Thursday).
Entry was gained by forcing a padlock on an outer door.
Benedict, who is tan and white in colour, is chipped to WARS and the microchip company has been contacted as well as the police.
A spokesperson for WARS said: “We had a lovely home lined up for him to go to who could offer him a great life.
“Benedict is a very sociable boy who loves the company of people and other dogs.
“And he does not like being alone, suffering quite badly from separation anxiety.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 and quote reference number 0109S 261017.