Dog ‘traumatised’ after thieves break into farm

A family run farm was broken into in Blaenavon last Friday. Pictured is Keiran Redman outside the out buildings that were ransacked during the break in. (8711097)

A family run farm was broken into in Blaenavon last Friday. Pictured is Keiran Redman outside the out buildings with his German Shepherd dog, Deano, that was injured during the break in. (8711320)

A family run farm was broken into in Blaenavon last Friday. Pictured is Keiran Redman outside the out buildings with his German Shepherd dog, Deano, that was injured during the break in. (8711537)

A family run farm was broken into in Blaenavon last Friday. Pictured is Keiran Redman outside the out buildings that were ransacked during the break in. (8711620)

First published in News

A FAMILY-RUN farm in Blaenavon has appealed for help to find the burglars who stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment and attacked their dog.

Farm hand Kieran Redman, 23, who often helps out on the farm near Garn Road run by his father Neville for over 30 years, said they had discovered the horse-and-poultry farm had been the target of thieves at about 6am on Friday.

Kieran’s beloved German shepherd dog, Deano, was also found injured and cowering in his kennel, with a shovel on the ground nearby.

It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property.

Kieran said: “The locks on four of the outbuildings had been cut off and the farm equipment stolen.

“We were all in shock and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

A trip to the vets revealed that the nine-year-old dog, who had to be given painkillers, had suffered cuts and bruises.

“Deano has done training as a search-and-rescue dog so it is horrible to see him so traumatised by the incident,” added Kieran.

The family say that the generator that provides the farm’s electricity was stolen, as well as a strimmer and harness, chainsaw, disc cutters and hedge trimmers.

Kieran said: “It is hard to put a figure on how much it will cost to replace it all – but it’s over £2,000.

“It’s particularly annoying as it is equipment that is needed at this time of year for farm maintenance.”

They believe that the farm’s wheelbarrows were used to transport the goods to the main road.

Kieran added: “It’s disheartening to know that someone could do such a thing and it has left us all very concerned it might happen again and constantly going to check everything is okay on the farm.”

He said the family have been touched by the kind messages that people had left after reading about the crime on social media site Facebook. More than 450 people have already shared their story on the site, giving them hope that whoever is responsible will be caught.

Gwent Police confirmed that they were called at 6.55am regarding the break in and that a generator and tools were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 109 25/07/14.

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8:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

displayed says...

" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property."
"and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

Whats wrong with this story:
A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment!
This is animal cruelty!

The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept!

Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............
.........
" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ ......... displayed
  • Score: -35

8:48am Wed 30 Jul 14

WELSH BUDDAH says...

displayed wrote:
" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property."
"and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

Whats wrong with this story:
A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment!
This is animal cruelty!

The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept!

Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............

.........
Security should of been adequate for the premises and one dog was not enough so should have Alsatian guard dog not a soft one. I think this is animal cruelty from the owners and the scum who scared Deano and traumatised him. They should be hit with shovels and traumatised the same not a slap on the wrist from some magistrate.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........[/p][/quote]Security should of been adequate for the premises and one dog was not enough so should have Alsatian guard dog not a soft one. I think this is animal cruelty from the owners and the scum who scared Deano and traumatised him. They should be hit with shovels and traumatised the same not a slap on the wrist from some magistrate. WELSH BUDDAH
  • Score: -22

9:09am Wed 30 Jul 14

Floppy backed says...

displayed wrote:
" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property."
"and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

Whats wrong with this story:
A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment!
This is animal cruelty!

The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept!

Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............

.........
Give me strength! Most dogs are a deterrent the police will tell you - we had a nasty Alsatian but they still drugged him while they ran sacked our yard, stole fuel while all our bedroom windows were open and we were in!!!

Highly opinioned arent you? Never mind the lively hood of the farm, his insurance and the inconvenience - all your interested in is attacking him of animal cruelty talk about turning this incidence around as him being the criminal. Sad
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........[/p][/quote]Give me strength! Most dogs are a deterrent the police will tell you - we had a nasty Alsatian but they still drugged him while they ran sacked our yard, stole fuel while all our bedroom windows were open and we were in!!! Highly opinioned arent you? Never mind the lively hood of the farm, his insurance and the inconvenience - all your interested in is attacking him of animal cruelty talk about turning this incidence around as him being the criminal. Sad Floppy backed
  • Score: 51

11:21am Wed 30 Jul 14

inkyskin says...

displayed wrote:
" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property."
"and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

Whats wrong with this story:
A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment!
This is animal cruelty!

The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept!

Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............

.........
would it of killed you to use spell check?
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........[/p][/quote]would it of killed you to use spell check? inkyskin
  • Score: -6

1:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Jo_Williams says...

inkyskin wrote:
displayed wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........
would it of killed you to use spell check?
don't you mean "would it HAVE killed you to use spell check"...........may
be you need a grammar check?!?
[quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........[/p][/quote]would it of killed you to use spell check?[/p][/quote]don't you mean "would it HAVE killed you to use spell check"...........may be you need a grammar check?!? Jo_Williams
  • Score: 27

1:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

warneboy says...

Please rehome the God to a caring family who are doglovers .
Please rehome the God to a caring family who are doglovers . warneboy
  • Score: -19

9:26pm Wed 30 Jul 14

cymruamblyth says...

inkyskin wrote:
displayed wrote:
" It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property."
"and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.”

Whats wrong with this story:
A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment!
This is animal cruelty!

The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept!

Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............


.........
would it of killed you to use spell check?
I was waiting for a smarmy, sock molesting, pedant to get their socks off and making a smarmy comment about somebody's spelling when failing to spell and punctuate correctly themselves!

"would it HAVE killed you to use spell check"

"would it HAVE killed you to comment on the story"
[quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: " It is thought the dog had tried to defend the property." "and the worse part was that the dog, who is very friendly, was injured and so scared.” Whats wrong with this story: A family choose to use a "friendly alsation dog", (used to search-and-rescue) to guard/protect four outbuildings full of expensive equipment! This is animal cruelty! The farm is not occupied, so is vulnerable, plus someone obviously knew that and where the tools were kept! Its sad an dissapointin, at the same time, the lack of security, deterrents an naivety are quite in evidence............ .........[/p][/quote]would it of killed you to use spell check?[/p][/quote]I was waiting for a smarmy, sock molesting, pedant to get their socks off and making a smarmy comment about somebody's spelling when failing to spell and punctuate correctly themselves! "would it HAVE killed you to use spell check" "would it HAVE killed you to comment on the story" cymruamblyth
  • Score: 2

6:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

I am in mind of the program with the Royals, and dopey Dave was describing how his dog committed suicide lol So they got a guard dog afraid of its own shadow ? DOH ! (Just another daft day for the British dog obsessed).
I am in mind of the program with the Royals, and dopey Dave was describing how his dog committed suicide lol So they got a guard dog afraid of its own shadow ? DOH ! (Just another daft day for the British dog obsessed). Mervyn James
  • Score: -1

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