Devastated dog owner returns home to find her 10 adorable puppies have been STOLEN – and finds parents Opal and Sunny tied up
- Ten five-week-old purebred German Shepherd puppies stolen Sunday night
- Snatched during 4.30pm and 8pm from North MacLean property in Queensland
- Parents of the puppies Sunny and Opal allegedly tied with rope during incident
- Owner Amanda Johnston has offered a $3000 reward for return of puppies
Ten purebred German Shepherd puppies have been stolen from a pet owner just a week before they were due to be microchipped.
The five-week-old puppies were snatched between 4.30pm and 8pm on Sunday from Amanda Johnston’s home on Dundee Road in North MacLean, Queensland.
The thieves also allegedly tied ropes around the puppies’ parents, named Sunny and Opal, so they couldn’t raise the alarm.
Ten five-week-old purebred German Shepherd puppies were taken from a North MacLean property in Queensland on Sunday night between 4.30pm and 8pm
Ms Johnston told Daily Mail Australia she was away from her property for a few hours and arrived home at 8pm to discover ropes around the two adult dogs.
‘My dogs normally greet me at the gate and I didn’t get greeted like I normally do,’ she said.
‘I came in the gate, and my black female dog was there with a rope around her waist.’
Ms Johnston thought at first that her energetic Opal was up to mischief and wrapped the rope around herself.
But then her male dog Sunny appeared from around the corner and also had a rope around his waist.
Their owner Amanda Johnston (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia that she had been away from for a few hours and arrived home to find the two adult dogs with rope tied around them
That’s when Ms Johnston knew the explanation for her dog’s predicament was something more sinister.
‘My brain took a minute to comprehend what was going on and then I went through the back glass door… I looked in and the puppy cage was open and the puppies were gone,’ she said.
Ms Johnston said she had three German Shepherds on guard when the puppies were stolen but the thieves got away regardless.
Ms Johnston said Sunny and Opal have been on edge since the first night without their puppies and were barking non-stop and making distressing sounds.
‘My female mum, she just keeps looking out the back… she’s still looking out there now. She just gets depressed,’ she said.
Opal has been engorged with milk since the puppies vanished, and Ms Johnston had to give her pain relief and try to get rid of excess milk to alleviate her pain.
Parents Sunny and Opal have been on edge since the first night without their puppies and have been barking non-stop and making distressing sounds (Pictured: a distressed Opal engorged with milk)
‘I woke up this morning balling my eyes out,’ Ms Johnston said.
‘I didn’t cry much yesterday. I only had a short couple of cries – it was like I was in an absolute daze and in shock and today I just woke up balling my eyes out.
‘It’s just devastating that somebody could be so cruel.’
Ms Johnston said she hoped nothing terrible had happened to the puppies since they were stolen.
‘I just don’t know if they’re ok, I don’t know if they’re not ok. I just like to hope to think they’re ok,’ she said.
A $3000 reward has been offered for information leading to the return of the puppies to Ms Johnston (pictured: Opal, the mother of the missing puppies)
She also believes the dognapping was a targeted attack because none of her expensive animal equipment or tools were taken from the property.
A $3,000 reward was offered for information leading to the return of the puppies to Ms Johnston.
‘I’m not going to press charges or anything. I just want my babies back,’ she said.
‘People have just been amazing through this and I just hope and pray that this comes with a good end.’
The stolen puppies are described as a mixture of black, and black and tan dogs with a variety of long and short coats.
Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of these puppies was urged to contact Queensland police.
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