Husky dognapped from garden of home in Southampton

Sasha the husky

Sasha the husky

First published in Crime Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A HUSKY dog has been dognapped from the back garden of a Hampshire home.

The next day the owners of two year old Sasha then received a call from an unidentified man who withheld his phone number demanding £250.

He claimed he was selling it back to them for the same amount he bought it for.

He then told the owner he would report buying her name.

But no report was made to the police and the owner has not heard again from the caller.

The animal was last seen in the rear garden of its home in Byron Road, in Thornhill, Southampton, on Saturday at about 9.20am.

Today Bitterne police are appealing for sightings of Sasha or if anyone who has been offered her.

The dog is thin, with a grey white and brown coat and in season, with a very noticeable white mark on her right eye.

She has a red and white fabric collar and a gold barrel tag containing the owner's name and contact details.

Anyone who has information about the missing Husky can contact PC Sarah Brazier at Bitterne police station on 101.

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5:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Who ever did this better be found and have the dog take a chunk out of their arse.
Who ever did this better be found and have the dog take a chunk out of their arse. Ginger_cyclist
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7:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Lockssmart says...

Just look for someone with a sleigh.
Just look for someone with a sleigh. Lockssmart
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7:23pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it. Ginger_cyclist
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7:40pm Mon 3 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

Probably some 'mush'.
Probably some 'mush'. bazzeroz
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8:59pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it. Stillness
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9:10pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me. Ginger_cyclist
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9:29pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.[/p][/quote]Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it? Stillness
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9:37pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?
Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.[/p][/quote]Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?[/p][/quote]Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor. Ginger_cyclist
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12:02am Tue 4 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?
Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.
Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.[/p][/quote]Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?[/p][/quote]Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.[/p][/quote]Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"? Stillness
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12:34am Tue 4 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?
Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.
Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"?
I have a habit of sometimes over punctuating.
[quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.[/p][/quote]Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?[/p][/quote]Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.[/p][/quote]Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"?[/p][/quote]I have a habit of sometimes over punctuating. Ginger_cyclist
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12:37am Tue 4 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Stillness wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Just look for someone with a sleigh.
This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.
You can if you have a brain and try to use it.
Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.
Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?
Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.
Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"?
I have a habit of sometimes over punctuating.
,.';:///!!{}[]. So do I ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stillness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Just look for someone with a sleigh.[/p][/quote]This is one of those comments you shouldn't morally laugh at but can't help it.[/p][/quote]You can if you have a brain and try to use it.[/p][/quote]Actually, it depends on a persons personality and personally, I felt bad for laughing at their comment because the dog only lived 5 minutes up the road from me.[/p][/quote]Personality and personally? I'm not sure what a "personally" is but if your personality is to laugh because a neighbor of yours has had their dog stolen it's not a very nice personality is it?[/p][/quote]Do you not know how to use the English language? First of all, I use the word "and" to signify a change from speaking about something to speaking about myself, second of all, what I laughed at was the comment about the sled, not the fact that the dog had been dognapped and thirdly, they may live in my area but that doesn't technically make them a neighbor.[/p][/quote]Lol. So why the punctuation after "personally"?[/p][/quote]I have a habit of sometimes over punctuating.[/p][/quote],.';:///!!{}[]. So do I ;-) Stillness
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9:18am Tue 4 Dec 12

ToastyTea says...

"dognapped"!? I've never heard this term before and it sounds stupid, I'm not sure if you are trying to be funny Echo but it is not very appropriate.
"dognapped"!? I've never heard this term before and it sounds stupid, I'm not sure if you are trying to be funny Echo but it is not very appropriate. ToastyTea
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9:50am Tue 4 Dec 12

Stillness says...

ToastyTea wrote:
"dognapped"!? I've never heard this term before and it sounds stupid, I'm not sure if you are trying to be funny Echo but it is not very appropriate.
Dognapping is not a recent development, with reports of dogs being held by ransom since the 1930s. Harvard students kidnapped Yale's mascot Handsome Dan II in March 1934, which was reported by the media as "dognapping". By July of the same year, what was considered by the press to be Chicago's first case of dognapping was solved with the return of a Boston Terrier named Kids Boot Ace, who had been missing for five months.

The first high-profile case of dognapping for monetary ransom occurred in 1948. The editor of House & Garden magazine, Richardson Wright, had a Pekingese puppy taken by a passing motorist who later telephoned to demand from him "as much money as you can pay" for the dog's return. By 1952, gangs of dognappers were reported in the media. During this period, research laboratories would purchase "bootleg" dogs for experimentation, and patterns of thefts were apparent with specific types of dogs going missing at certain times. This led to the consideration of using dogs obtained from dog wardens instead of destroying those dogs, in order to cut down on the market for dognappers to sell on stolen dogs. Gangs would often move dogs out of state for resale. In addition to selling dogs on for scientific research, dognappers would sometimes return the dogs simply to collect the reward set by its owners. A dognapper speaking to Congress members about the crime in return for his identity being protected stated that: "If they had a collar on, I would try to get a reward for them, because a lot of times a person would like to get a dog back. I got $5 for bringing two Basset Hounds back one time
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: "dognapped"!? I've never heard this term before and it sounds stupid, I'm not sure if you are trying to be funny Echo but it is not very appropriate.[/p][/quote]Dognapping is not a recent development, with reports of dogs being held by ransom since the 1930s. Harvard students kidnapped Yale's mascot Handsome Dan II in March 1934, which was reported by the media as "dognapping".[1][2] By July of the same year, what was considered by the press to be Chicago's first case of dognapping was solved with the return of a Boston Terrier named Kids Boot Ace, who had been missing for five months.[3] The first high-profile case of dognapping for monetary ransom occurred in 1948. The editor of House & Garden magazine, Richardson Wright, had a Pekingese puppy taken by a passing motorist who later telephoned to demand from him "as much money as you can pay" for the dog's return.[4] By 1952, gangs of dognappers were reported in the media. During this period, research laboratories would purchase "bootleg" dogs for experimentation, and patterns of thefts were apparent with specific types of dogs going missing at certain times. This led to the consideration of using dogs obtained from dog wardens instead of destroying those dogs, in order to cut down on the market for dognappers to sell on stolen dogs.[5] Gangs would often move dogs out of state for resale.[6][7] In addition to selling dogs on for scientific research, dognappers would sometimes return the dogs simply to collect the reward set by its owners. A dognapper speaking to Congress members about the crime in return for his identity being protected stated that: "If they had a collar on, I would try to get a reward for them, because a lot of times a person would like to get a dog back. I got $5 for bringing two Basset Hounds back one time Stillness
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12:45pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

Did ace ventura help in the investigation?
Did ace ventura help in the investigation? Subject48
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5:28pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Subject48 wrote:
Did ace ventura help in the investigation?
He'd certainly do a much better job at finding lost or stolen animals than the police.
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Did ace ventura help in the investigation?[/p][/quote]He'd certainly do a much better job at finding lost or stolen animals than the police. Ginger_cyclist
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9:16am Wed 5 Dec 12

Cerdicjute says...

I wish someone would steal next door's yapping Jack Russell.
I wish someone would steal next door's yapping Jack Russell. Cerdicjute
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10:32am Wed 5 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Cerdicjute wrote:
I wish someone would steal next door's yapping Jack Russell.
A Jack yapping? Surely not!
[quote][p][bold]Cerdicjute[/bold] wrote: I wish someone would steal next door's yapping Jack Russell.[/p][/quote]A Jack yapping? Surely not! Stillness
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12:09am Thu 6 Dec 12

kingnotail says...

No human news in Hampshire today?
No human news in Hampshire today? kingnotail
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