Protecting the vulnerable

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Dog Rescue

Two recent incidents highlight the commitment WA Police Force officers have to protecting the welfare of all creatures great and small.

Mirrabooka Detectives were quick to respond to a ‘dognapping’ after three offenders forced entry into a premises while armed and took a 10 year-old Jack Russell named Wingnut.

Detective Sergeant Cameron Hart said Wingnut was stolen following a relationship breakdown with the female party and two male friends entering the property by force, using weapons and making threats to the male occupant.

“Detective Senior Constables Russell Morris and Fi Boucher located Wingnut at an address shortly afterwards,” he said.

“He was brought back to the office to assist with some paperwork and provide a statement before being returned to his owner - shaken but unharmed.”

Meanwhile Child Abuse Squad officers executed a warrant last week and during their search of the premises encountered an eight week-old French Bulldog puppy which was found to be in a neglected state. Due to concerns about the puppy’s health the RSPCA was contacted and as a result of their advice the tiny fellow was seized.

Detective Senior Constables Andy Kokar and Sharni Lawler arranged for the safe removal of the puppy, which is now destined for a new home.