POLICE are seeking information on the theft of £300-worth of dog food from a Swindon animal charity.

As the Advertiser reported last week, a shed belonging to Saving Needy Dogs was broken into and bags of food intended for dogs that are being fostered was stolen.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "This charity does a lot of good work helping abandoned dogs find loving homes in the local area, which makes this crime even more upsetting.

“It has no doubt had a big impact on those who are involved in the charity's work and I would like to appeal to anyone who has information on who may be responsible to call police immediately.

"Approximately 10 large bags of dog food were stolen during the incident therefore I am sure that somebody would have heard or seen something."

The shed, which is on the drive of SN Dogs founder and trustee Jessie Bascombe in Pinehurst, was raided sometime between 5pm on May 17 and noon two days later.

A total of 10 bags, each weighing 20kg, was stolen.

Brands included Autarky, Field and Trial, Barking Heads and Burgess Sensitive.

Dog lovers in Swindon rallied round after hearing about the theft and offered to donate food. Even Facebook character Sparky the Weatherdog put one of his framed pawprints up for auction to raise money for the charity.

Anyone wanting to donate food can do it at Vets Klinic in Bridgemead, Drove Vets at Wroughton or Eastcott Vets in Old Town.

Visit.sndogs.uk for more information on how to donate online.