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Homeless woman's puppy and her walker stolen in Riverside

Stolen dog, Max
Stolen dog, Max
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On the evening of July 13, a puppy named "Max," was stolen from outside a store in Riverside, Calif.

Max, who is only five months of age, is the beloved companion of a homeless woman who lives in the area - the people who took the little dog also stole the woman's walker. The non-profit charity organization, Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira, is actively working to help find this pup and reunite him with his rightful owner.

According to Lori Rich, the founder of the charity organization which provides help to the homeless and their companion pets, Max and the woman's walker, were taken from the CVS store on Market Street around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

A witness to the crime has stated that a Hispanic male and a Caucasian female walked away with the little dog, and the walker; the pair are believed to live somewhere near the store.

On Tuesday morning, Rich provided the following information to the National Dog News Examiner about the dog and this crime:

The dog is less than a year old and we just had him neutered vaccinated and micro-chipped. The woman did not have a police report that I saw but she did have an incident number as the police came that night.

The charity organization posted the following information to their Facebook fans:

The people who took him bought dog food when they first got there before they took the walker and 'Max'. They most likely live in an apartment or house nearby...PS..His companion said she just gave him a haircut so he may look a little different. He does know his name though!

Call us at 951-662-0631 if you have any information.

Max is like a child to his guardian and she desperately wants to be reunited with him. Rich has created fliers and she is putting them up in the area that Max was stolen from with the hope that someone will come forward with a tip.

Follow Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira at this link to Facebook; followers of the page are being kept up-to-date on the search for Max.

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