UPDATE: Stolen emotional support animal found safe in Wayne County

The Chiweenie was found after being spotted along a road not far from its home

Update from December 2, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.:

MONTICELLO, Ky. (WTVQ) – An emotional support animal that was stolen from the home of a young girl with medical issues who relies on the puppy for support, was found safe Thursday afternoon, according to the owners.

Amy Gregory says a man knocked on their door Thursday morning saying he thought he had spotted the Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, known as a Chiweenie, nearby.  After an exhaustive four-hour search, the one-year old puppy was found along a nearby road.

Gregory says ‘Oakley’ was hungry, scared and a little scraped-up, but otherwise seemed to be okay.  She says they’ll have the puppy checked out by a veterinarian.

She says when the puppy was stolen on Tuesday, it was like losing a member of the family, especially to her 18-year old daughter who needs the support animal on a daily basis.

Gregory says it’s a Christmas miracle come early.  She thanked the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, friends, neighbors, the media and total strangers who helped search for the stolen puppy this week.

 

Update from December 2, 2021:

MONTICELLO, Ky. (WTVQ) – A $1,000 reward is now being offered for the safe return of a puppy that was stolen this week from the home of a young girl with medical issues who relies on the companionship of animal for comfort, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say the Chiweenie was stolen Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. from a home on Johnson Fork Road in the Coopersville community.

The girl’s family just wants the puppy returned safely, no questions asked.

Anyone with information can contact the puppy’s owner at 606-575-0079.  Callers can remain anonymous.

 

Original story below from November 30, 2021:

MONTICELLO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron is asking for the public’s help recovering a puppy that was stolen from a young girl with medical issues who is devastated by the loss.

The sheriff says the Chiweenie was stolen around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday from a home on Johnson Fork Road in the Coopersville community.

The girl’s family told the sheriff they won’t prosecute, they just want the puppy returned, no questions asked.

Anyone with information should contact the puppy’s owner at 606-575-0079.  Callers can remain anonymous.

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