Reunited: Orange Sable German Spitz: Klein Male

  • Dog ID 111373
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 14 Feb 2017
  • Gender & Breed Male German Spitz: Klein (Neutered)
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour Orange sable
  • Marks & Scars Very distinctive, black mask
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Yes
  • Date Lost 14 Feb 2017
  • Where Lost Shepherds Bush, West London
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area W12
  • Date Reunited 20 Feb 2017
  • Other Info Was snatched by male whilst on walk
  • Phone 1 07764710687
  • Phone 2 07549028649
  • Listed By Charlotte
  • Views 17639


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Sandra and Murphy cat
Welcome home Leon! Sentence far too short. They need to make an example of these scumbags. No sympathy for junkies as they would do anything to anyone for money for drugs. I read too many horror stories about them with animals so no compassion from me I'm afraid. So happy Leon is home with his familyLast edited: 2017-04-11 09:57:50
So glad Leon is home where he belongs.The prison sentence I hope deters other would be dog thieves.
Self respect stops me from putting my thoughts about his sentence into print in a public arena but great to see a story about lost dogs highlighting the involvement of the police and doglost. I hope Leon is nicely settled at home again.
Leon is in the latest issue of Dogs Today. We can also report that the thief was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.
Wonderful! x
Brilliant poor lady
I am so glad she has him back
Well done
wow what a relief this little treasure is back home - dog owners have to be so aware nowadays of monsters stealing their dogs - just any time anywhere - out for a walk in thepark, or from your garden, or from your house ............ THANK HEAVENS FOR DOGLOST.CO.UK AND ALL THE BRILLIANT PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW DOGLOST AND HELP TO FIND THE MISSING DOGS
Ronmaxtye FI I agree with every word you have said.
mary.. i am sorry but it was his choice to take drugs and he could have chosen to get help with it, he should have done the right thing to start with and left the dog alone, he was only trying to save his own skin by telling policeLast edited: 2017-02-22 13:08:16
Father Ted1980 The article acknowledges Dog Lost's efforts, but it is near the end of the article:-

The Dog Lost appeal site had helped coordinate the appeal for Leon

Ronmaxtye - I hope Douglas gets help with his drug addiction. He at least did the right thing by telling the police who he sold Leon to.Last edited: 2017-02-22 12:13:48 by Mary
Douglas Cawsey 30 charged with dog theft and due to appear at Hammersmith magistrates court on 8/3/17....
hope he gets what he deserves but once the bleeding hearts are finished talking about his unhappy childhood and how his drug addiction stopped him from knowing what he was doing.. a slap on the wrist i expect
Father Ted1980
Been following this story with interest. Very disappointed at the news article below as I see they used the photo from doglost but not one mention of the work they did!
Keep up the good work appreciate all you do.
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
DogLostSherlock- Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - Avon & South Gloucestershire
Fantastic result....well done to everyone involved especially Karen, CJ and the Met ...CCTV is just the best evidence nowadays but it's time consuming and sadly poor quality at times.... so it's great to hear when it all comes together and works so well
DogLostJayne - Admin
Well done Karen!
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
It was lovely Karen (Karen14568) Jayne x
DogLostJayne - Admin
And not forgetting the person who walked up and down monitoring every CCTV camera on owners route and any direction the theif may have gone that may have coverage and sent the email to admin...which was forwarded to CJ...Help me out CJ....the we can thank...
charlie and sooty
Just brilliant news. Well done to the police force involved...Stay safe now Leon...Last edited: 2017-02-22 09:57:36 by charlie and sooty
DogLostBobble - Area Co-ordinator - Somerset & East Sussex
Such a despicable crime, but such great news that lovely Leon is reunited. Whoo Hoo!

A huge thank you to the wonderful Police who were tenacious and our Police Coordinator CJ too.

I am so pleased for Leon and his owner.
Great news, made my day. Thank you to everyone involved and the police for their action. Welcome home sweet boy. ☺☺☺
DogLostJayne - Admin
Lovely may need to refresh to view....
Well done all espicially the Police who made sure Leon got back home
Brilliant news well done Police and Dlost xx
Great result. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE POLICE for taking action against the dog thieves
CJ please thank Sgt Claudine James for her help, we could do with her joining doglost as a volunteer.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
WOO HOO ~ That is such good news to wake up to.
Well done to all involved.
Welcome home, Leon. X
DogLostBattersea Dogs HomeAbbalish
Fabulous news.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Great news and special thanks to a couple of officers in the met force who spoke to me and listened.If they get the information needed with proof they will act. I will pass on comments to the lovely sergeant Claudine James who first got things moving.
Well done police, and all involved:-)xxx
This is absolutely fantastic news. It`s made my day. Leon`s owner must be ecstatic Stay safe now Leon:-) :-) :-)xxx
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Reunited pic uploaded in extra image x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
This is amazing & brilliant news, well done to everyone involved, this is a fantastic result x
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Brilliant, so happy to hear this! Thank you CJ what a result x
Fantastic news xx. Stay safe now Charlotte and Leon. Xxx
DogLostJayne - Admin
Hear hear!
I think a very special thank you should go to CJ for all the work behind the scenes on this, a great credit
Brilliant update. I have advised CJ.
Georgy Porgy
Thank God so relieved for both dog & owner.
Great news. So glad Leon and owner are reunited!
Fantastic news. Well done to all concerned.
fantastic news
DogLostJenkins - Administrator
What absolutely brilliant news - welcome home Leon, bet your mum is delighted to have you home where he belongs :) :)
Great news, welcome home Leon x
REUNITED UPDATE Just to let everyone know LEON IS HOME, and unharmed. The police escalated things this morning after reviewing the CCTV and recognising the guy who snatched him. Drugs related they raided his place tonight, and he divulged who he had sold Leon on to. The police went round and he was handed over! One very relieved owner, and breeder!! Thanks to everyone who has helped, I'm sure the police felt the interest this case had generated and that prompted the review.

Big thank you to CJ for passing on the comments below, it worked X Last edited: 2017-02-21 07:25:58
DogLostNicky - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Amazing! Well done all involved x
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Welcome home Leon.xx
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you, this dog was found before Leon was stolen x
Anne Eales

Please check this dog found
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Leon or has any suspicions, please inmform the police or contact Doglost in confidence. His owner is hearetbroken, and distraught, not to mention devestated. Lets keep making him "TOO HOT TO HANDLE"
DogLostSarah - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs Twitter Co-ordinator
Tweeted @DogLostUK - Please everyone RT RT RT !
Tweeting ...
Sharing everywhere....just everywhere....,
Come on Leon, please get found soon
Have shared to all other local and national facebook groups that i am a member of
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Unbeleivable, and despicable, Make Leon "TOO HOT TO HANDLE" Hppe his microchip works it`s magic, Get found soon Leon. Paws xd.
I cannot believe how terrible some people are
I hope this is share and the dog gets back
I have shared fingers crossed
Georgy Porgy
Anyone who can say 'it's only a dog' just hasn't got a clue, especially in these circumstances. As for the low life that stole him your robbing hands should drop off. I hope you are both reunited asap
Twittered - I am disgusted by this - what an evil, vile despicable crime...GIVE HIM BACK
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Bumped Leon is in Paper. See Links below.
Link to article in Evening Standard:
Article in the Evening Standard.
A disabled woman has spoken of her terror after her dog was snatched in an early morning mugging in west London.

Retired barrister Lyndsay Andersson, 58, was out walking Leon, a German Spitz, in Shepherd’s Bush Green on Wednesday when she was attacked outside a 24-hour convenience store.

The multiple sclerosis sufferer said she left the shop on Uxbridge Road at around 3am when she was pushed from behind before the thief fled the scene with Leon still on his lead.

Ms Andersson told the Standard she had cared for Leon for more than two years after he was recommended by a friend to help with her condition.

She said: “It was so fast I could not believe the speed of it. I was pushed to the ground and the person grabbed Leon and ran off.

“It’s despicable anyone could steal a dog let alone an assistance one. He is neutered and is of no use to anyone.

“I haven’t been able to sleep or eat and have been crying hysterically. I just don’t know what to do with myself.

“He stops me from falling over whether it be stepping in front of me if I start to fall or walking by my side. I’m struggling without him.

“He is known to everyone in this area and some of my neighbours have said they will grab him if they see him but I’ve said you have to be careful these people don’t retaliate.”

She reported the theft to police and said she has been made aware of a man carrying a dog on CCTV captured at a nearby Londis store but has yet to view the footage.

Missing posters emblazoned with Leon’s picture will be plastered across the Edward Woods Estate on Friday where she said the thief made off towards.

The appeal has also been posted on the Doglost website.

Paddy Driscoll from Teamwork Training said: “This is not just a theft. Leon is Lyndsay’s constant companion and assistance dog.

“He is well known in the area and local residents will be shocked at what has happened. Leon is not a ‘possession’ and this is not just another attack.

“He is Charlotte’s support and best friend. He needs to be returned to her.”
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
passed these comments on to met police- had reply will be picked up by officer when back on duty - Tuesday. I had sent a listing of CCTV to look at. I replied that dogs get moved on quickly and added the owners quote - highlighting the comment made by an officer - its only a dog.
I got an immediate reply back-


I have passed this on to Sgt to review to see if we can prise some resources over the weekend.


Charlotte. Is Leon a registered Assistance Dog from k9 Partners or one of the other charities?
Message from ownerCharlotte:- Thank you so much. I just can't stop crying. He's my baby boy. My best friend. I live alone with just him and I. I cannot sleep until I am exhausted. The police actually said to me 'it's only a dog'. My God he's not, he's my Leon! He's everything. I cannot pick things up from the floor. He does all that. He looks after me with love when I am sick. I just want him
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Thank you Karis. I've had the Manchester dog checked and Leon's Breeder has confirmed that this is not him x

Thanks Jayne, it's so close so it's worthwhile, thanks again
DogLostJayne - Admin
Alerts sent to W10.
Please can alerts go out to W10 too as it's straight up the road from Shepherds Bush, thanks
Sorry to hear this. I have posted on FB and Twitter
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Sharing around now and have sent message to owner to see if we can get CCTV from anywhere to help with identification. If anyone knows of exact location of theft could they advise please. Thank you x
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Leon is safely back at home soon. X
How low can people stoop? Ubelievable. Keep making her "TOO HOT TO HANDLE" Posters, posters. Fb. Twitter too. Paws, and fingers xd.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
sharing to groups x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you Nik x
Have contacted West London AV Karen Harding.
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you Jayne x
DogLostJayne - Admin
Alerts sent to helpers in W3,4,6,11,12,14.
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Leon is an assistance dog for his owner & has a tag to indicate as much, please can someone local contact Charlotte to help. Leon is reported as stolen, owner has only an incident number at the moment 25982/14/2 until the Police are able to interview her tomorrow x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Photos added x
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared Facebook & Twitter
Any photos yet? Then we can share...

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