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On Christmas day, a man was assaulted at a Days Inn motel in College Park, Ga., thanks to his protective dog, a pit bull mix named "Baby Girl," the armed thugs who had pushed their way into the room were not able to rob the man, but tragedy still ensued.

According to My Fox Atlanta, as Baby Girl put herself between her guardian, Craig Touchet, and the armed would-be robbers, their gun went off.

Touchet was spared being robbed and the thugs fled, but the sound of the gun shot also scared Baby Girl out of the room; she has not been seen since.

Touchet had been in town working as a contractor for a church and today, he is driving over an hour each day, from his nephew's home, to search for his lost friend.

In a strange twist, Johanna Falber, the founder of the rescue agency, Stubby's Heroes, is now involved in the search for Baby Girl...Falber came to hear about Touchet after another man that she has been helping, Rahman Apacansis, ran into Touchet while walking his own dog "Lady."

Apacansis, or "Mr. A" has been working with Falber to secure safe housing after he was denied an apartment because of his bully breed dog, "Lady."

The man who lost Baby Girl broke down in tears as he told his story to Mr. A...he explained why he had opened the door to his motel room on Christmas morning...he explained that he had heard a woman crying on the other side of the door and he had wanted to help, only to be completely taken off guard as two people, with a gun, had forced their way inside, hoping to rob him.

Mr. Touchet told Mr. A about his missing best friend who had been with him since he had rescued her at just four weeks of age.

It was Mr. A who turned to Falber with a request to help the out-of-town an find his missing dog.

Today, Falber is hoping to organize search parties to find Baby Girl and she is going to talk to the motel about getting a reduced rate for Mr. Touchet in order to save him from driving such a great distance each day to look for his missing companion.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Baby Girl's safe return.

Anyone hoping to help with searches in the area are asked to call 516-749-4576 or email

If anyone has spotted Baby Girl, they are asked to call: 404-963-4020

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