A teenager with cerebral palsy has made an emotional video appeal for the return of her “best friend” — a cocker spaniel called Archie.
Seven-year-old Archie was taken in the early hours of Friday from his kennel at a farm in Barden, near Leyburn.
The dog belongs to the Birch family.
14-year-old Molly Birch has been left heartbroken at the theft of the dog, who she helped to train.
She has made an emotional video appeal urging whoever took him to bring him back.
The appeal has been shared hundreds of times on social media.
Molly said in the appeal: “Somebody stole Archie and he will be very frightened and I am very frightened too.
“He grew up with me since he was a puppy.
“I want him back home with me.”
The thieves used a footpath signpost to smash their way into his kennel.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Entry was forced into an outbuilding and the suspects left with the much-loved dog at sometime between 1am and 6am on Friday.
“As well as appealing for possible sightings of Archie, we’re also asking for any information about suspicious vehicles or people in the area in the days leading up to the burglary and on the day itself.
“If you can help us to bring Archie home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, select option 2, and ask for James Bowie.”
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12220059137 when providing details.