RICHLAND TWP., Pa. - Police in Bucks County are investigating after somebody stole two puppies from a kennel.

The two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels puppies were taken from the Willow Spring Kennel at 479 East Cherry Road in Richland Township overnight Friday, the township police department said in a news release.

The owners, Candy and Terry Smith, said each of the puppies, named Ansel and Adelaide, was valued at more than $3,000.

The dogs were reportedly seven weeks old and need their first set of veterinary treatments, police said.

The Smith family has owned and operated the kennel since 2004. The property, located in a rural part of Richland Township, has never had security cameras.

Candy Smith said her daughter Erin takes care of three dozen puppies. When she finished up with them that night, she didn't lock the doors.

"As soon as she got up there on Saturday morning, she realized the pups were gone," Candy said.

The Smiths think the culprit is a former employee or someone who recently visited the kennel. Candy has a message for them:

"If the pups get sick, sneak back in, drop them off in the main showroom, we won't know who you are but we'll do the vets because the vets will get expensive," Candy said.

"I just want the puppies back really. That's all I want."

Police are asking any one with information to call Sgt. Mike Kisthardt at 215-536-9500.

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