SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - A Sylvania Township family is without the family dog after an intruder broke in Tuesday and stole the dog right out of their home.
The Griffey family has only had the five pound Boston Terrier, Leroy for a month.
"To think that some stranger was in my bedroom, and that they have my dog, it's almost like someone took a child from me. It's absolutely disturbing," said puppy owner Rebecca Griffey.
Griffey returned home from work and discovered that someone had been in her home and stole the dog.
"I started shaking, and then I immediately thought of my kids. Who were going to get off the bus at 4, and what was I supposed to tell my children about the puppy," said Griffey.
Griffey answers questions from her children all day. Griffey said having to answer to two little ones with broken hearts is harder.
"Who takes a puppy from a family with little children? Umm, I don't know the only thing I can think of, is that they were trying to sell it," said Griffey.
Griffey filed a police report and then started asking questions.
"Two of our neighbors say they remember seeing a maroon SUV with a woman getting out, that was very tall and heavy set, with dark hair. She just walked right in the front door like she owned the place," said Griffey.
Griffey said she is not sure who stole the animal or why, Griffey just hopes Leroy is safe.
"I'm very much hopeful that they took it because, they wanted to love it, and they are taking care of it. I just, that was the last thought that was in my head last night. Is he being taken care of, who has him?"
The family the puppy is irreplaceable. They hope whoever has him returns him. They say there will be no charges pressed and they will be waiting with open arms.
The Toledo Area Humane Society had volunteered to serve as a neutral drop off location if the person who has the puppy will return it to the family. The Humane Society is located at 1920 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.
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