Stolen German shepherd mentor dog Murfee found dead

In Castro Valley, California, the German shepherd reported to have been stolen from the front yard of a woman’s property while she was home, has been found dead. According to the Facebook page, FIND Murfee, the dog was found on the woman’s property in one of their cars. The individuals who stole the dog allegedly returned Murfee into one of many cars on the Jacobson’s property.

The heartbreaking post read:

“It’s with a heavy heart that we have found Murfee. He is deceased. The people that took him put it in the car on JJ’s property and we do not have much details other than this. He was found this morning when JJ drove out with shade to drive around. Please say a prayer to JJ and Pat that they find a little peace.”

On April 30, Murfee. the three-year-old therapy was reported stolen.  The very friendly pooch, who had been a rescue himself years before, mentored other rescued German Shepherds on their social behavior before being placed for adoption. At the time of his disappearance, the micro chipped dog had been wearing a lime green collar with identity tags. According to the family, the dog had been outside between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.; anytime after that he disappeared. The fence in the yard was too high for the dog to jump over.

Jacobson filed a report with the Alameda County Sheriffs, who were investigating, however there was no evidence the dog had been stolen since there were no surveillance cameras or witnesses. No other information has been made available.

Rest in peace boy.

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30 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Oh no, rest in peace Murphy, I hope they find whoever did this and they pay dearly! My condolences to his family, I can’t imagine the heartbreak.

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  2. Ann Dolak says:

    Did Murfee die from heat in JJ’s car or was he dead before being placed there?Was a necropsy done?

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  3. Paris Mayfield says:

    It doesn’t get much worse than this. I’m so very sorry for what happened to Murfee. My heart goes out to you.

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  4. Ken says:

    Something stinks with this story. the tragic news has been out for a while, yet they continue to raise donations on a Gofundme drive for a reward. That’s never a good thing…..

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    • Sue B says:

      Did it ever occur to you that perhaps they have other things on their minds right now than shutting down the Gofundme page? Murfee was found yesterday. Give them time to get over the shock and grieve. You cannot be much of an animal lover if you are expecting them to drop everything and shut down the fund raiser instead of dealing with the shock and sorrow and all the other feelings that come with the death of a loved one.

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    • Grorge says:

      How about maybe the owners left the dog in the car and forgot? Usually the simplest answer is the most likely. Especially when theres lack of evidence of a theft.

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  5. Mary L. Strong says:

    Sounds a little strange to me. Why would anyone take this dog & then return it after it was dead? We had a small dog disappear & searched for him & eventually found him in the garage, in the vehicle that we were unpacking. He loved that vehicle & was just fine when we found him. Did this vehicle that Murfee was found in have its windows down? RIP Murfee!

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  6. Danny Ross says:

    My Roxy German Shepard recently passed @12 yrs. Old. Also lost my Mum both losses arevery had to deal with. However I belive they are both Happy in Heaven. R.I.P. I know these owners are heart broken about Murphee. Karma will catch up with these awfully mean S.o.B.s

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  7. Lynda Smith says:

    RIP SWEET PRECIOUS DEAR MURPHY. YOU HOLD A PLACE IN MANY HEARTS. YOU WERE TRULY LOVED!!!!!!!!
    MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO SWEET MURPHY ‘S FAMILY.
    GOD SAYS VENGEANCE IS HIS. I WOULD NOT
    WANT TO BE THOSE PEOPLE OR THE PERSON THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRIFIC ACT!!!!

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  8. anon says:

    It sounds like the people returned the dog and put it in the car because they didn’t want to be arrested. They probably thought the owners would find him right away.

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    Maybe people will wake up and learn never leave your dog outside without someone being w/them. Too many idiots who get their kicks by abusing and torturing animals – Murphee deserved much better.

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  10. Montana Pearl says:

    Probably wanting a reward. $$$$$$$ PLEASE FOLKS REMEMBER THOUSANDS OF PETS WILL BE KILLED FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE SOLD AND EATEN. PLEASE FOR MURPHY REMEMBER…….
    YULIN CHINA, KOREA, INDONESIA AND NOW THE US. SIGN THE PETITIONS They must be stopped. WATCH your pets, theubwill be stolen and fattened for the KILL in June.
    Deepest condolences for your loss of Murphy

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  11. Jacqueline Kinney says:

    I think they should hurry with the gps tracker for animal’s that way we can find them in a hurry before aomething lile this happens again

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  12. L Donna says:

    So sad for the family and this beautiful boy. I hope the individual (s) that did this die a horrible slow death. Assholes. RIP you beautiful furry boy.

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  13. Keith Calder says:

    I own 2 german shepherds and this story has brought tears to my eyes. How anyone can do this to any animal is disgusting and I sicerely hope who ever is responsible gets what they deserve. Personally I would shoot them, poor poor dog. My thoughts are with the owners, so so sorry for your terrible loss

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  14. Paula Snyder says:

    RIP Murfee. My heart is ???? I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray the EVIL is found and pays for this.

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  15. Star Shelley says:

    Sorry for the loss of Murfee, he was beautiful., but how did he get into the car , was the doors close? do the car doors stay open? something does not make sense here.

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