Narrandera’s Henry Hornbuckle is beside himself after a callous thief stole his two best mates at the weekend.
The 88-year-old sheep farmer, a widower who lives alone, had his two red kelpies stationed at two points on his property to keep a watchful eye over 500 ewes.
Mr Hornbuckle went home for lunch and when he returned with fresh water for the dogs he was devastated to discover they had been taken.
His nephew Kevin Kirk has pleaded for the thieves to return the dogs.
“He is devastated by this act, he is old and still having a go and some lowlife does this to him,” Mr Kirk said.
“Please return this old man’s dogs.”
The two dogs are both males – one an eight-year-old wearing a blue collar, the other a two-year-old with a rag type collar.
Police have been notified about the theft.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Narrandera police on 6959 5999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Meanwhile, feral goats have been spotted on Scenic Hill in Griffith less than a month after a removal operation was conducted.
There are reportedly six goats in the herd now, including two kids.
Earlier this year, the goats terrorised the residents of Doolan Crescent after dark, before council paid to have them taken to an abattoir in mid-June.
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