Police are investigating the theft of a Jack Russell Terrier puppy in Crewe.
Officers say at 1pm on Friday (4 January), a male grabbed the lead of the pet, while the dog was being walked from Barnabus Avenue to Badger Avenue .
He then ran away towards the playing fields at Crossroads.
Sgt John Myatt: “This is obviously a very distressing time for the family who are missing Mela very much. I urge anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mela to have a conscience and make contact.
"We just want Mela home safe and back where she belongs, with her family.”
While officers continue to investigate the theft anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.