Anna's joy as beloved dogs return

WHEN her two Labradors were stolen Anna Phillips admitted there were times she never thought she would see them again.So when her mobile phone rang late into the evening it was the furthest thing from her mind that it might be a neighbour calling to say the dogs had returned.

WHEN her two Labradors were stolen Anna Phillips admitted there were times she never thought she would see them again.

So when her mobile phone rang late into the evening it was the furthest thing from her mind that it might be a neighbour calling to say the dogs had returned.

Mrs Phillips said: “Whenever a phone rings late in the evening you always know it is important news and often worry it will be bad.

“I had just returned from a party and was shocked to hear it was a neighbour ringing to tell me Blossom and Penny were back.”

It was on April 18 that the dogs were taken from the back garden and the out house of the property in Dallinghoo when Mrs Phillips had gone out.

She said: “We have a very high fence so there is no way they could have climbed over it. Plus the back gate and the out house door were both closed when I returned so I knew someone had stolen them.”

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At around 11.30pm on Sunday night, May 27, the dogs were spotted in a dark lane near to where they were taken.

Mrs Phillips said: “My neighbour had popped around and realised I was out so put Blossom and Penny in their stables until my return.

“I went around there immediately after the call. It was very dark and they were wet and bedraggled so it was hard to believe it was them at first but I have checked very closely since then and it definitely is.

“I expect they have been kept locked up because they have put on weight and I suspect they have not had any exercise.

“But other than that they seem to be quite healthy and it is wonderful to have them home.”

N Do you have any idea where Blossom and Penny were? Has your lost pet returned after weeks of worry? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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