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Treasured dog stolen from shop car park

PUBLISHED: 15:29 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:11 12 August 2010

MISSING: Kiska.

MISSING: Kiska.

A LANDSCAPE gardener is absolutely devastated after thieves stole his dog while he was shopping. Jon Moss parked his Mitsubishi pick-up truck in Sainsbury s car park in Chislehurst High Street last Saturday but when he came back his two-year-old Jack

A LANDSCAPE gardener is "absolutely devastated" after thieves stole his dog while he was shopping.

Jon Moss parked his Mitsubishi pick-up truck in Sainsbury's car park in Chislehurst High Street last Saturday but when he came back his two-year-old Jack Russell Fox terrier cross, Kiska, had disappeared from the front seat, along with his overnight bag.

The 36-year-old was visiting Chislehurst from his home in Sussex for a friend's birthday party and was only in the shop for a short time at around 4.30pm.

Speaking on Monday, he said: "I can't put into words how I feel. I'm absolutely devastated. I can't believe how low some people would sink to steal someone's dog.

"It has destroyed me, it's gutting. I have had her since she was 10 weeks old - she is used to coming to work with me everyday in the countryside and running around. We are always together so she won't know what's going on.

"I don't have children- this is the closest thing I have. If they were going to take something, they should have taken the car. The dog has no monetary value whatsoever. She is a spayed bitch so has no breeding potential."

Mr Moss has handed out leaflets in all the surrounding pubs and at veterinary surgeries in a bid to find his companion who is small with white and brown markings.

He said: "I have been speaking to dog walkers and the response so far has been great. But I have to return to Sussex soon. I just want to let as many people know that she is missing as possible.

"She is a lovely dog who likes to say hello to everybody, very friendly with children and other dogs. She is beautiful."

Appealing to the people who stole Kiska to give her back, he added: "There are loads of dogs which need re-homing. I haven't been able to sleep since she was taken. Please return her, you don't realise how much upset you have caused. There is a reward."

Police and Sainsbury's staff are helping Mr Moss in determining whether there is any CCTV footage of the theft.

*If you know where Kiska is, contact Kate Nelson on 020 8269 7013 or email kate.nelson@archant.co.uk.

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