A TWO-year old girl whose pet chihuahua died after being stolen then returned has got a new puppy thanks to a donation from Mansfield Museum.
Staff at the museum read Tia Brazier’s heartbreaking story in Chad and sent her a £25 to put towards a new dog.
Dubbie, a black and white ‘tea cup’ pup, was stolen from outside Tia’s home in Laurel Avenue, Church Warsop, at the beginning of December.
The dog was traced to a scrap metal yard in Worksop after a Facebook appeal and some ‘good old fashioned’ police work by Pc Colin Bland.
Tia was overjoyed at Dubbie’s return in time for Christmas but the puppy fell sick and died.
But after help from friends and family and the gift from Mansfield Museum, Tia was able to buy a new chihuahua yesterday.
Mum Yvonne said: “I put the money from the museum towards the new pup. It was really, really kind of them.
“I’m going to taken them a card and flowers to say thank you.
“The new puppy is a sandy coloured one, it’s nine weeks old and very ,very tiny - it can stand in the palm of your hand. We’ve called it Queenie.
“We had an awful Christmas and New Year. My husband’s mum died as well.
“I phoned the woman who I knew had some puppies and thankfully she had one left.”