Operation Rescue Puggle pup – story sold to the Daily Mail

Ben Legah’s true story about how his puppy was dognapped appears on PAGE 3 of the DAILY MAIL newspaper today.

As a pet owner (one very fluffy cat and two dwarf bunnies) I can’t think of anything worse than someone taking them for ransom.
So when Ben emailed me, ‘Can you sell my pet story?” about how his designer puggle dog (that’s a cross between a Beadle and a Pug!) was kidnapped from his garden, and then held for ransom, I was horrified.
Fortunately, Ben had the sense to involve the Police. When the kidnappers next rang, an officer posed as Ben. And when the kidnapper came to exchange Louis for the money, a posse of Police surrounded his van. Louis was rescued and the kidnapper was arrested.
Dognapping has actually become increasingly more common over the past few years as a way for petty criminals to make a quick buck. After all, it is every pet owner’s nightmare and many will do anything to get their much-loved pet back.

Ben said this morning: “I am so pleased I decided to sell my story to the press and absolutely thrilled it’s made page three!”

There was more good news for Ben as I have gained him and Louis a further deal with a bestselling weekly women’s magazine.

If you have an unusual real life story about your pet click here: I want to sell my story!

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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