A teenager has made an Internet video calling for dognappers to return her family pet.

Lauren Silvey, 16, was left in tears after her grandmother’s 15-week-old Labrador puppy Muffin was stolen during a burglary.

Both she and her family have trawled the streets with posters and contacted local dog groups in the hope of tracing their pet.

A friend of the family has offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to the return of the dog.

Lauren has also created a website and a video tribute to Muffin in the hope it will stir the burglars’ conscience. She said: “I want everyone in the county to know how much we want our puppy back.

“When I found out Muffin had gone I was shocked and angry and upset.

“It is awful. It is horrible to think that somebody could take a puppy away from us.

“It is outrageous to come into someone’s house, burgle it and take away their pet.

“I hope someone comes forward or has a conscience and feels the puppy needs to come back to its rightful home.”

Lauren, from Didcot, uploaded the video complete with pictures of Muffin to the YouTube website after the dog was stolen from her grandmother’s home in Appleton on October 31.

The burglars also stole a Hitachi flatscreen TV, Cartier watch and several pieces of jewellery in the raid.

Lauren’s grandmother Marilyn Prior said: “I am absolutely appalled.

“I am shocked and disgusted someone could take a puppy.

“I am desperately worried about her welfare — you go to bed and you wake up just thinking about what’s happened to her.”

Mrs Prior, 69, of Eaton Road, said she had sent more than 1,000 emails and left notices up at motorway service stations in a bid to track down the dog.

She said a white van had been spotted parked across her drive when the burglary took place and added: “There have been tears.

“It must be very difficult for Lauren to concentrate at school with this in the background.”

Police are still appealing for anyone with information who has seen Muffin or any suspicious vehicles in Appleton on October 31 to call them on 08458 505505 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111