Nine puppies snatched from home in Blackburn in the middle of the night
A litter of nine puppies have been snatched from a home in Blackburn in the middle of the night.
The litter of three-weeks old pups were stolen in the early hours of Wednesday morning (March 3) after burglars broke into a home in the Shadsworth area of the town.
Lancashire Police have issued a public appeal to help find the "tiny puppies" and reunite them with their mother and owners.
The force said the pups 'should not be away from the parents at that age' and are concerned for their welfare.
They have released pictures of the puppies and say anyone who is offered one should contact the police with information.
A police spokesman said: "We are appealing to the community to be on the look out for people who may be trying to sell young puppies.
"There was a report of a burglary in the Shadsworth area in the early hours of Wednesday (March 3) where 9 Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies have been stolen from a property.
"The puppies are only 3 weeks old and should not be away from the parents at that age.
"If you get offered one, please contact us on 101 and quote log number 0113 of March 3 straight away."