Five show champion Chihuahuas were stolen from their home on Allison Lane in the Village of Lissett in England on Thursday, and the British police are asking for the public's help reported the Business Standard.
Xena, the 14-month-old Chihuahua, who was judged best in show at the prestigious Crufts dog show in March, is estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. The dog's show name is listed as Valenchino Made of Candy. Also stolen were Xena's mother, Pandora, and grandmother Evie in addition to two other Chihuahuas.
It's not always about money, even though the dogs have impressive bloodlines. Their owner, Mal Hilton stated the dogs were just like his own children, and he was absolutely devastated to find out his dogs had been stolen after the culprits broke a window to gain entrance to his home.
In a statement from the Daily Mirror, Hilton told reporters:
"I'm 65 years old and I haven't cried for years until now. They are just like our children. We are devastated by this and we just want them back.
Hilton is pleading with the people who stole the dog to just return the dogs to any veterinarian, and no questions will be asked.
The Humberside Police are heading the investigation.
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