Man makes appeal after two French bulldogs stolen from van in Sligo
The dogs are called Henny and Penny.
A man by the name of Sean McGann has made a public appeal for the return of his two French bulldogs after they were stolen from his van in Sligo.
According to a post shared by McGann, the dogs were taken from the van on 8 December.
In a statement on Facebook, McGann wrote: "My two dogs were stolen from my van on Sunday around the Glencarr Waterfall area in Sligo. I'd greatly appreciate if anyone that might know or have seen something this weekend in Sligo to contact me or the Grange Garda Station Sligo with information, please keep an eye out for them, thank you."
Speaking to Ocean FM, McGann said he'd been visiting Sligo when the incident occurred. Upon arriving at Glencarr Waterfall, he saw a "No Dogs Allowed" and left the dogs in his camper-van.
"They had tried to force a back window so they broke the glass on the window on the driver's side. The guards are really good, they've been unbelievably helpful, and the forensic squad came."
As French bulldogs are a very valuable dog, McGann is worried that the dogs could be used for puppy farms or sold on websites for Christmas. He tearfully described himself as "devastated."
The post has since been shared widely on social media.
The incident follows a warning from Gardaí that the public should be wary of people posing as dog wardens in order to steal dogs.