December 18th 2009 5:53 pm
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This happened not far from where I live. I have been to this Dog Park and so has my cousin Bonnie. Never would we think that someone would do something like this. People will not feel safe with their dogs now. Everyone will have to be more cautious about who is around.
This is the story and plea of the dog owner whose dog was taken from her.
Stolen Pit Bull, Urbana, Illinois
Anyone having information, please contact Heather at email@example.com.
Please help get the word out on this frightening incident.
Maybe with your help, Yumi can be home with her family by Christmas!
I know everyone is busy doing their own thing, but if you could take a few minutes to read this and see if you can help, I'd be eternally grateful.
I took my dog Yumi to the Urbana Dog Park today.
We were by ourselves and near the east-side fence.
A man entered, with a white, American Bulldog/Pit Bull mix on a leash (I've never seen them before).
Yumi ran at full speed towards them, naturally, to play and say hello.
The guy ended up grabbing her, and took her into a dark green car which had his accomplice in the driver's seat.
Yumi had tried to get out of his grasp, and lost her collar but the guy had successfully managed to steal her.
I was running and yelling, trying to get to them.
It all happened so fast but they got away (turned right on Perkins Road, but don't know where they went after that).
My cell phone hasn't been working so I wasn't able to call anyone right away.
I reported this to the police.
I want EVERYONE to be careful about their dogs.
I had my eye on my dog but that just wasn't enough.
PLEASE if you know of anyone driving a dark green car (Honda, perhaps, I couldn't read the plate number though) that may be lurking around the dog parks, contact me and the local police department.
I can't describe the person driving the car, but the one who took my dog was a tall, white male probably in his late twenties.
He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans (couldn't see his hair type/color).
Pretty non-descript, but that's all I know.
If you know ANY information that would lead to either finding out who these creeps are, or where Yumi is, like I said contact me and the police.
Here is Yumi's description, in case you see her if she manages to escape or is dumped: 1.5-2 years old, dark chocolate and white pit bull, with a pink and black nose,
spayed female, weighs 50 lbs (she's small and compact...looks like a big puppy), very friendly but can be scared of loud noises/strange things, knows many commands
(so she should come if you spot her and call her...her name is pronounced "Yoo-mee").
A couple pictures of her are attached. I just want her back safe and sound. THANKS!
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2013
LET US HOLD PAWS AND CROSSPOST THIS ON DOGSTER.
THIS PUP HAS TO BE FOUND FURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMD !! this is horrendous .. what is this world coming to .. even our pets aren't safe .. Saying prayers that Yumoo gets back home safe and sound !
How horrible!, to have your dog stolen right in front of your eyes! Prayers that he is found quickly, and hopefully, the person that took him is caught as well so he can't do this again!