A dog-owner was distraught that her pets were stolen while she was in hospital.

The two four-year-old dogs were taken from a property a horse stables in Radlett Road, Frogmore between Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 18.

Police are asking for anyone who has seen cream-and-white Beagle Beagly and white Bichon Frise Pippa to get in touch.

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous said: “Losing your dogs is like losing a family member.

“I was in hospital very unwell and came out to discover the dogs had been taken. It was an awful shock.

“My daughter is devastated. We just want the dogs returned to us.”

Contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101 quoting F3/17/483 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org with information.