Firefighter's stolen dog

Reward offered after firefighter’s dog stolen from car

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A South Carolina firefighter’s dog, a certified search and rescue K9, was stolen from his vehicle in the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry, and a reward is offered for her safe return. According to WFMY News, Hope, a German shepherd, was stolen from the back of her owner’s car on Tuesday night.

What happened to Hope?

Carl Hall, Hope’s owner, had just finished a training exercise on Tuesday night when he placed his dog, and some equipment, in his car. When he returned a short time later, he discovered that the car was open and Hope (as well as some search equipment) was gone.

Shortly after Hope was stolen, Hall made a public Facebook post about what happened:

Someone has stolen my dog and some search gear. There is a reward of $3500 for the return of my dog. She is a certified search and rescue K9. Please be in the lookout for her !!!

Horry SC Fire Rescue also Tweeted about the theft:

Helping member Carl Hall, as his personal Search & Rescue K9 Dog, as well as his equipment was stolen last night in the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry. PLEASE RETWEET

The theft of Hall’s search gear, valued at over $400, quells the notion that someone may have opened the car just to let the dog out…

According to Myrtle Beach Online, Hall works for Horry County Fire, but Hope is Hall’s personal dog.

(Image via Facebook)

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7 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Pray that Hope is returned safely to her owner and nothing has happened to her. Such a beautiful dog and the work she does is so valuable. Please keep us informed as to what happens.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Another low life that can’t keep their hands off of OTHER people’s possessions. Stealing a dog, to me, is on line with stealing someone’s child, Mr Hall must be beside himself! I hope and pray Hope is found safe and sound and whoever did this is prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    I cannot believe that Mr. Hall would leave his dog, Hope, in a car – and return a ‘short’ time later to discover her missing along with equipment. Not too smart – I hope she is found safe – but when will people learn NOT to leave your animal in a car even for a short time. He really has no one to blame but himself. There are scumbag thieves everywhere – Hope was his responsibility and he blew it.

  4. Red says:

    Why would you leave your pet in the car in the first place? If they are going with you, you do not put them in until you are in….then they get out WITH you!!!

    • Joanne says:

      Totally agree! They should have known better! This is so upsetting!???????? I hope and pray that HOPE the dog is returned because I’m sure the dog is distressed, confused, and heartbroken and wants to return to her home. I’m praying for you, Hope. ❤️????????????????????????


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