Christmas break-ins leave dogs ‘terrified’ at rescue centre

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A DOG rescue centre has been forced to close to the public because of three break-ins since Christmas Day.

Some of the 90 dogs have been left “distressed and terrified”, while computers and personal items have been stolen from the Dogs Trust re-homing centre in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire.

On Christmas Day, staff arrived at the centre to check on the dogs and found it broken into. It was broken into again on Christmas night, and again on Wednesday when it was vandalised.

Manager Sandra Lawton wanted to keep the centre open after the first two break-ins, but has been told by Strathclyde Police to close while it investigates.

“My team and I are heartbroken,” she said.

“We try and make sure the dogs have the best possible Christmas while they are with us, but this year some truly evil people have made this impossible.”

Anyone with information about the break-ins has been urged to contact the police.