An eleven-week-old puppy, who was being trained as a “companion dog” for a terminally ill child, was stolen from her family’s home in Burlington, North Carolina. On August 8, the Burlington Police Department reached out to the public for help finding the stolen puppy:
On August 4, 2018, Burlington Officers responded to a breaking and entering of a residence; where an eleven week old American Bully puppy was stolen. This puppy was purchased and being trained as a companion dog for a five-year-old girl who is terminally ill.
As reported by Fox News, the bully pup, named Annabella May, was at home alone while her family attended a birthday dinner. During the few hours she was at home without her family, someone broke into the residence and took her.
The puppy and the little girl
Annabella May has been a companion to five-year-old Zakaia Gray, who has terminal brain cancer. Zakaia’s mom, Shala, told the news agency, “It was a comfort for us to have a little puppy around.”
Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to call the Burlington Police Department at (336)229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336)229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637 for the text-a-tip method, both with possible cash rewards.
(Stolen puppy via Police Department photo on Facebook)
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