A distraught pet owner whose dog was stolen has remortgaged her house so she can offer a substantial reward for the animal's safe return.
Dawn Maw, 42, is offering £10,000 ($15,800) for any information leading to the return of four-year-old German short-hair pointer, Angel.
The animal was stolen from a parking lot in the UK last month while Mrs Maw was walking her and three other dogs.
While Mrs Maw was lifting one of the dogs into her car, the driver of a white transit van grabbed Angel and threw her into the back of the van before speeding off.
Despite calling in police assistance, putting up 15,000 posters in her hometown of Crawthorne, South Yorks, distributing 35,000 business cards, and hiring a pet detective agency, Mrs Maw has been unable to track down her dog's whereabouts.
In desperation, she has now taken out an additional mortgage on her three-bed detached house to enable her to offer a more substantial reward, believed to be the highest ever offered for a missing pet.
Mrs Maw, who works as an investigator for the Department of Work and Pensions, has had Angel since she was a puppy.
The dog is one of only two show and working champions of her breed in the country, which could explain why she was targeted.
Mrs Maw told The Telegraph, "My husband, Dominic, wasn't happy about doing it at first but he's accepting it more now because getting Angel back is the only way life is going to return to normal in our house.
"It means we have extended our mortgage from 15 years to 20 years.
"I just want Angel back."