In San Antonio, Texas, Maria Hartman had to run into the local Walmart store to pick up some medicine. A nationwide search has since been launched to help find her two dogs, Pirulo and Lady. Both of her cherished companions had been with her, and thinking she was being responsible for the health and welfare of her dogs, Maria left her vehicle running with the windows up, the air-conditioning on and the doors locked.
According to MySanAntonioNews – the best laid plans often go awry. Maria had one set of keys in the ignition so the car would operate and took her other set into the store with her so she could lock her car. When she came out just minutes later, her Fiat had been stolen, and her two rescue dogs were missing. Maria is calling what she did “a mistake.” Since August 1, the dogs have been missing.
“I feel really guilty and responsible and I think it’s horrible,” she cried. “I’m with my dogs 24 hours. Even if your dogs are begging to go with you, you have to say ‘no’,” Maria emphasized.
On Friday, Maria’s car was recovered in St. Augustine, Florida except the dogs were not in it. There are no leads, and now she is reaching out to social media for help. While people across the country are trying to help, her daughter Carolina Guerrero posted a Facebook call-out that has been shared thousands of times. A $100 reward per dog is being offered.
Pirulo is described as a male, small, black terrier-mix who is “friendly, playful and smart.” Lady is a female, black lab-mix who is “very shy but harmless and afraid of storms and thunder.”
Anyone spotting these dogs or knowing where they are, please contact either Maria or Carolina here.
(Photos of dogs in nationwide search via Facebook)
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