8/5/13: According to Monday’s CBS News, Cookie was located and returned to his family three days after disappearing. It is unclear where Cookie was or if the reward money was given to anyone. Cookie appears to be in good health.
A Long Island, N.Y., family is hoping that someone will recognize their dog, “Cookie,” who was stolen in a burglary on Monday, reported Wednesday’s NBC New York News.
The young dog, described as a Shih Tzu Bichon mix, disappeared during the home invasion and the dog’s owners believe that the thieves snatched Cookie, when they were taking other items from the house.
Cookie’s guardian, Patty Lafkas stated:
“He’s not the type of dog that would just run off,”
“He’s a homebody, always in the backyard or in the house with us. Definitely, somebody took him.”
The entire family is distraught over Cookie’s fate and hopeful that someone will do the right thing, and return him to his home.
“If you have any heart at all — any — please return Cookie to our home,”
“My children are heartbroken over this… please return him.”
Please keep an eye out for signs of Cookie, in this area, and beyond. He may have been dumped, or could be offered for sale on the internet, or in a newspaper. At the time of his disappearance, Cookie was wearing identification tags.
Anyone with information is asked to call: Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
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