A family is frantic because their ten-year-old female yellow Labrador retriever named Maru was stolen on Saturday afternoon in front of Kriser's Pet Store on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. The owner had left the car running with the air-conditioning on for the comfort of Maru as the wife shopped at a children's store next door.
In what could not have been more than a few minutes according to the owner, someone came along and stole the family's dark blue Honda Odyssey as Maru slept on the back seat.
Mutt Match L.A. volunteers were running an adoption day at the pet store when the distraught owner rushed into the store hoping there were cameras which might have videoed the carjacking. The organization has offered to help, and by Sunday evening are hoping to be able to raise money to offer as a reward for the safe return of Maru. According to Mutt Match:
Why am I doing this? Because if my dog was stolen I would hope someone would help me. They do not have the contacts I have or the experience, and what good are either if I can't use them?
Maru is described as a ten-year--old, extremely friendly dog. She was wearing a collar and has been micro chipped. Perhaps the car thieves just released Maru, and she is roaming the street lost.
The vehicle's California license plate is 6FLL546.
The family just wants their dog back - no questions asked. If anyone has seen Maru, please contact Mutt Match L.A. Contact information is as follows:
Here is the link to the North Hollywood Police Department.
Please share this article and Maru's photograph with your friends, family, and coworkers. It's not whether the owner should have ensured the dog's safety by not leaving her in the car; it's about helping a dog find her way back to her family.
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