A DOG owner has pleaded for help after her dog was reportedly stolen from her home in Bournemouth.

The eight-year-old Maltese dog called Lulu, which was pregnant when it went missing two weeks ago, was reportedly taken from Urszula Drapiewska from Knole Road.

Urszula said: “We live in a block of flats and we were in the garden and the front door is always locked.

“It seems like she went into the hallway and then she disappeared from there.

“We don’t know if it was one of our neighbours, we contacted the police and we are waiting for an officer to be allocated because they are very busy.

“We contacted the council for the CCTV and we were really unlucky because when she went missing the camera was facing the other way.

“She’s pregnant and she must have given birth by now, we are so worried.”

Urszula said she and her mum have had Lulu for eight years and described losing her as losing a family member.

“I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, it is like I have lost a child,” she continued.

“If someone has got her and want the puppies, they can keep the puppies, just return Lulu.

“To us she is so important, we can’t imagine life without her. She is not a young dog anymore.

“We want everyone to know about her in the hope someone will spot her.

“There is not a day that we don’t go out looking for her, checking every lost pet page, putting posters, asking people, it’s just so tiring.

“She went missing on the July 17 and we are in so much pain, we miss her terribly.”

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “At around 5.30pm on Wednesday July 22 we received a report of theft of a dog from an address in Knole Road in Bournemouth.

“It was reported that the theft had occurred at around 3pm on Friday July 17 and that the dog, a Maltese, had not returned home.

“Officers have been carrying out enquiries into the incident. No arrests have been made.”