MORE THAN 100 walkers — and their four-legged friends — descended on Manvers Lake to help raise awareness of dog thefts.
Pooches large and small took over the site on Sunday as pet owners showed solidarity with desperate Jacqui Millson, whose two dogs were stolen from her garden.
Mrs Millson (53) has beein bidding to raise awareness of the crime since the thefts in December and doubled the reward on offer for them to be brought home at the walk.
She said: “It was a really good day and as much as anything it was reassuring to get such a good turnout.
“The support has definitely increased and there were people who were just there walking their dogs who got involved.”
Picture courtesy of Lorna Dandy Photography.
Mrs Millson’s Siberian husky Zala and white German shepherd Zeus were stolen from the garden of her Tankersley home on December 22.
She said the dogs had been in the back garden when they were taken and there had not been any sightings since.
The reward on offer for the safe return of the dogs now stands at £4,000.
“It was quite surprising how many people in the Wath, Manvers, Mexborough area didn’t know anything about dog thefts so hopefully they are now more aware of it,” she said.
“There was one lady who said she left her dog in the garden all day but I told her that if the thieves were willing to take my German shepherd they wouldn’t think twice.”