'Never lost hope': Stolen puppies found after five weeks
Two dog lovers have received the best start to 2021 after their stolen puppies were found.
Five weeks ago, cavoodles Ruby and Poncho ‒ who were only seven weeks old at the time ‒ were stolen from their home in Kyogle.
Owner Carol Powell said the puppies were stolen around 5am on November 30, 2020.
Ms Powell said she and the puppies owners were devastated by the theft.
But she said they never lost hope that Ruby and Poncho would be safely recovered.
"It was the best phone call when I heard from the detectives on Friday night," she said.
"Ruby and Poncho have been found safe and well, this has made my year."
Ms Powell said the puppies had "grown heaps, but are still the same cute, cheeky and loveable Ruby and Poncho".
"I'd like to thank everyone who was involved in getting them home," Ms Powell said.
"It's been a long, tough five weeks for everyone involved."
A photo on social media showed Gold Coast detectives Danny Hess and Alissa Hunt with Ruby and Poncho.
Ms Powell said the assistance from Queenland Police had been wonderful.
It is understood investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with any information should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.