Vicky Pattison broke down in tears after her dog walker’s van was stolen with her Labrador Milo inside on Thursday.
The Geordie Shore star, 34, was extremely upset as she took to her Instagram to update fans that Milo had returned home safely after the ordeal.
The stolen van was found with several dogs in the back after thieves cruelly dumped the vehicle, leaving the animals locked inside in the hot weather.
‘Scariest day’: Vicky Pattison broke down in tears after her dog walker’s van was stolen with her Labrador Milo inside (stock photo)
Alongside a gallery of snaps of the golden retriever, Vicky wrote: “Today was the scariest day we’ve had since we had Milo…
“He was out with his adorable dog walker and as he was dropping off one of Milo’s friends someone stole his van with my baby and some of his friends in the back. We got the call at this point and I immediately broke down, sobbing crying and fearing the worst. I have literally never felt fear like this.
She continued: “Long story short guys, the van was found abandoned by the police in an area with the fur babies still in the back, thank goodness.” But honestly, this period of not knowing and worrying was just awful – I felt so helpless and devastated.
Broken down: The Geordie Shore star, 34, was extremely upset as she took to her Instagram to update fans as Milo returned home safely after the ordeal
Hugs: The stolen van was found with several dogs in the back after thieves cruelly dumped the vehicle, leaving the animals locked inside in the hot weather.
“It’s all up to the police now, but if you have any information please get in touch – this happened in the South Woodford area and the police were great.
“Fortunately it ended well this time, but things could have been very different. Milo is a resilient and brave boy and seems to be fine after his traumatic afternoon, but I just can’t spend time thinking about the alternative.
Vicky continued to express her anger, “I don’t understand what kind of person steals another person’s property, and even worse, when they realize there are living, breathing animals out back, dumps them in a hot van in the middle of nowhere not caring what happens to them.
Overwhelmed: Vicky shared a lengthy Instagram post detailing the ordeal
“I would call them animals but they don’t deserve it – they’re scumbags. Should be ashamed of themselves. You disgust me.
“Milo is now back with his mum and dad and is spoiled as he should be and we are so happy and grateful… Thank you all for your messages of concern.”
Several of Vicky’s famous friends took to the comments section to send their best wishes, including X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, who wrote: ‘Oh my God. I’m so sorry baby. Fortunately, all fur babies are safe! But my god it’s scary! I think of you xxx
Several of Vicky’s celebrity friends took to the comments section to send their best wishes, including X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and former Love Island star Shaughna Phillips
Former Love Island star Shaughna Phillips added: “Omg the real fear you must have felt, I can’t even imagine so happy he’s back home where he belongs.”
Vicky shares the pet with her fiancé Ercan Ramadan and later shared her tearful Instagram Story in a heartfelt video.
She said: “I thought I had finally pulled myself together to talk to you all, but obviously I’m still very upset.”
So much love: Vicky shares the pet with her fiancé Ercan Ramadan and then took to tears on her Instagram story in a heartfelt video
‘So lucky’: The podcaster thanked her friends who were with her at the time and calmed her down as it all unfolded
‘Thank you for the kind messages on milo he is our pride and joy and today was super super scary. I’m so thankful that it turned out the way he did the alternative isn’t worth thinking about.
She revealed that Milo was now happily playing with her beau upstairs as she lay on the couch after injuring her back from all the ‘panic and stress’.
“I was so stressed and freaked out, I don’t think I’ve ever moved so fast in my life as when I got that phone call and managed to trap a nerve in my back to be able to hardly move.”
Shocked: Vicky explained how she ‘lost her mind’ in a video when she found out her dog had been abducted
Playtime: The reality star shared a sweet photo of her dog Milo playing after the incident
The couple have given milo the “best afternoon” by giving him treats and hugs since his return.
Welling Vicky added: ‘I don’t trust myself to talk about the people who stole the van with their own scumbags. To leave it abandoned with people’s family in the back, which is wrong with you.
She then shared a TikTok video of the ordeal filmed from above as police rescued the pets.
Social media: She then shared a TikTok video of the ordeal filmed from above as the police rescued the pets