According to Monday's Local 10 News, the owners of four purebred, great dane puppies who were recently stolen from their kennels in Homestead, Fla., are offering a huge reward for information leading to their safe return.
Sometime during the night last weekend, the pups, who are just over five-months-old, disappeared from their kennels which were in the backyard of dog trainer Ely Betancourt's home, which is located off 248th Street and 202nd Avenue.
Though Betancourt has taken precautions to keep the dogs in his care secure, someone apparently breached the double fences to whisk the huge pups away; a hole in the fencing was discovered along with evidence that someone had utilized food to lure the dogs off of the property.
Betancourt told Local 10 News:
You can't imagine because they are puppies and you can't even think that somebody would come inside the yard and steal your puppies from you,"
Kathleen Fennell, who owns two of the stolen puppies, told CBS Miami:
We really feel like it was a calculated thing that somebody’s been watching and knows that we have the dogs here.
It’s terrifying for me to know that these puppies are in a situation they don’t know where they are they don’t know who has them,”
All of the puppies, who weigh in at nearly 100 pounds, are implanted with identifying microchips. A reward of up to $20,000 has been offered for information leading to the safe return of the puppies.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or call the owner at 787-404-4442.
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