Saturday, February 18, 2012

Diamond studded dog collar stolen from grave of Tipsy - The Poodle

Incedence of robberies in the pet cemeteries have seldom happened, the pet cemeteries have hardly attracted burglars and robbers. The cops in France are investigating on the burglaries that took place in the world's oldest pet cemetery in Asnières-sur-Seine - a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris. The thieves have stolen a diamond studded dog collar from the grave of Tipsy - a Poodle, who had been buried in a marble tomb in the year 2003. Investigations showed that Tipsy was owned by te wife of a wealthy American industrialist. 

There have been a rumor spread wide that Tipsy's wealthy owners had buried her with the treasure, while this was never confirmed and published anywhere. On February 16, 2012, the police informed AFP news agency that when the grave was desecrated in the early February, 2012 the collar that worth around 9,000 euros (£7,500: $12,000), was found stolen. According to them the grave in that cemetery had been vandalized on the night of February 4, 2012. The tombstone as found pulled down and Tipsy's skeleton was found scattered over the ground. During the investigation process, the site had been surrounded by yellow police tape and the cemetery was closed for the repair work.

The mayor of Asnieres, Sebastien Pietrasanta, said he was astonished the jewels had been buried with Tipsy, AFP reports. But he stressed: "Treasure is not hidden in the tombs of all the dogs and cats."

The cemetery, which is recognized as the the world's oldest pet cemetery, located in Asnières-sur-Seine, has housed the remains of around 3,000 pets, mostly cats and dogs. It was set up in 1899 when a new law required pets to be buried 100m from homes and with at least a meter of soil covering the body. Most interestingly, Rin Tin Tin, the famous German Shepherd movie celebrity, who starred in more than super-hit 20 Hollywood films, was buried in this grave.

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