Wednesday , 24 April 2019
"I thought the thieves would throw the dogs out of the vehicle,” Naidoo recalled.

Hijacked Dogs: R10,000 For Safe Return

Joe Naidoo’s two miniature dachshunds, Skippy and Zoe, meant the world to him. Each day the two would wait at the front gate for him to return from work and he would often take the pair on drives to the shop or to visit friends.

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Joe Naidoo’s two miniature dachshunds, Skippy and Zoe, meant the world to him. Each day the two would wait at the front gate for him to return from work and he would often take the pair on drives to the shop or to visit friends.

Naidoo’s heart was broken on Thursday when both Skippy and Zoe were stolen along with his green Bantam bakkie while he had stopped for a quick visit at a friend’s house in Roberts Road, Clarendon. He is doing everything possible to get his dogs back, including offering a R10 000 reward.

Planning on quick visit of no more than 10 minutes Naidoo left Skippy and Zoe in his bakkie at around 8pm. He had left the windows of his vehicle slightly open to allow fresh air in for the dogs.

“I heard my bakkie start. My brakes make a funny noise, so I knew it was my bakkie. I ran out of the flat quickly and I couldn’t see my parking light. The car was headed down towards the intersection of Chapel and Victoria Roads. I thought the thieves would throw the dogs out of the vehicle,” Naidoo recalled.

He and his friend tried to give chase in another vehicle, but the car thieves had made their getaway.

Camera footage from a petrol station on the corner of Chapel and Victoria showed the stolen bakkie (NP 113-308) turning right into Victoria Road at 8:06pm, leading Naidoo to suspect that it was headed in the direction of Sweetwaters.

A week has now gone by since Naidoo last saw his pets and he is determined to continue searching for them.

“I am not worried about my bakkie. It can be replaced but my dogs mean everything to me. Even though it is now a week I am hoping someone out there will find them and reunite us. They are very special to me. I had them since they were puppies,” said Naidoo, saying the two dogs were like children to him.

Skippy is a nine-year-old black and brown miniature dachshund, while Zoe, who is blind in one eye, is six-years-old. Both dogs have gold chains as collars.

Should you find the dogs or can assist in their recovery, contact Naidoo on 0603105262 or on 0736703681. He can also be reached on the Hilton Radio Control Police number of 10111. Alternately, contact Syd on 079 753 0031.

Source: Public Eye PMB


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