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Puppy rescued from Ukraine warzone stolen by dognappers in Essex car park and left with broken skull

A pet has allegedly been stolen from a car and left with a number of skull fractures in Essex, simply days after being rescued from Ukraine.

Jolanta Marczyk, a 23-year-old who works at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, drove from her native Poland throughout the border to Lviv to deliver eight-month-old dachshund Brandy to security from Vladimir Putin’s battle.

But on Thursday night – days after she drove with Brandy again to the UK – the pet was stated to have been stolen from Ms Marczyk’s car in Grays, Essex.

A neighbour alleged to The Independent that two of the home windows of Ms Marczyk’s automobile had been smashed, whereas footage taken by one other witness appeared to indicate two individuals operating from the car – with one clutching a pet apparently snatched by way of its window.

But the “terrified” pet managed to flee in the course of the alleged theft try, leaving Ms Marczyk and different residents trying to find her “through the night”, in accordance with Aneta Wasilewska, a 37-year-old gross sales specialist who lives close by.

Ms Wasilewska, who informed The Independent that she noticed among the incident unfold whereas letting her cats in from her balcony, claimed that one suspect had jumped right into a white van and it had been unclear whether or not they had pushed after Brandy or merely fled the scene.

Hours later, Brandy was discovered in the road by a member of the general public, who took her to a veterinary surgical procedure in Basildon.

Ms Marczyk was reunited with Brandy at Vets4Pets surgical procedure after recognizing a social media publish – however was informed that the pet had been left with a number of skull fractures, requiring vital dental surgical procedure anticipated to price hundreds of kilos.

Ms Wasilewska, who has arrange a GoFundMe page which has up to now raised greater than £4,600 in direction of Brandy’s medical payments and who has taken Ms Marczyk to go to Brandy in hospital, stated that the vets had been uncertain what precisely had triggered the pet’s accidents.

Due to her accidents, Brandy was left unable to eat and was receiving fluids and nutritional vitamins by way of a drip, in accordance with Ms Wasilewska.

Brandy receives a drip in her paw as she is reunited with her new proprietor at a veterinary surgical procedure in Basildon

(Aneta Wasilewska)

The pet returned residence on Sunday previous to additional surgical procedure, which is predicted to happen on Tuesday morning.

Essex Police stated it was investigating experiences made on Thursday night that three individuals had pressured their manner right into a car on West Street and taken a dachshund from the automobile.

“We understand the dog has thankfully been located however our enquiries into the incident continue,” a spokesperson informed The Independent. “We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, doorbell [or] dash cam footage to contact us.”

If you will have any info you possibly can submit a report on-line at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to talk to a web-based operator between 7am-11pm, quoting 42/75490/22.

You may name the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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