The following was posted by Nikkie Angell on behalf of Diane Butler at the Lost & Found Pets……..Northern California! Facebook group: Today a good friend of mine had his Schutzhund 3 dog, Hank taken. Hank was my dog 4 years ago so I have some skin in this too. Hank, wandered away not very far from his office/warehouse. Apparently a fellow in a Yellow pickup coaxed Hank into his car and drove away. Just so happened an employee of my friend saw Hank sitting in this guys front seat as he drove by within a block or 2 of the office. My friend called the local Police in Rancho Cordova, CA and reported it. Cops came and took report. Although some what vague with info the cops told us that the fellow who found Hank took him to the Sacramento animal Shelter on Bradshaw Rd. The fellow told the cops that the shelter was closed when he got there so he couldn’t drop Hank off. Instead, he said that he met a woman and her teenage daughter there in the parking lot (of Animal Control). They had come to the shelter hoping to adopt a dog. According to this fellow who found Hank, he gave Hank to the woman and daughter and they drove away with Hank. He neglected to get their names or any contact information. The Police looked at camera video at Animal control and sure enough the story checked out. Unfortunately the camera did not catch the lic number to their vehicle. We were just told that it may have been a blue and white truck or SUV type. That is not confirmed yet but its all we have so far. The handling officer will not answer my friends calls. He last told him that they were now only handling this as a missing dog. Animal Control said they were not able to assist because the dog was never actually turned in to them. The exchange happened in the parking lot.
As you all can imagine my friend and his family are worried sick about this. My friend was totally dreading having to go home and explain to his young daughters who adore and sleep with Hank every night. I would really appreciate it if everyone who reads this will share on Facebook. We hope it could reach someone who will be able to help. When and if I get more information describing the woman and daughter and her vehicle, I will ad to this post. Hank is a very large dark sable dog. He is 8 years old. Im new to FB so I don’t know exactly how this works but several people told us to tell the story on social media. I will try my skills at including a few photos that I have of him. Thank you in advance.