December 8, 2021

California veterinarian worries French bulldog puppy was stolen, says ordeal is ‘like the abduction of a kid’

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) — A Martinez veterinarian is nervous sick about her personal pet, tonight.

The French bulldog puppy, named Zeppelin, has been lacking for greater than 24 hours.

Dr. Heather Burns suspects somebody might have stolen him.

“My name and number are in large print. And no one has called and it has been 24 hours.”

Dr. Burns acquired Zeppelin when his earlier homeowners couldn’t pay for remedy wants to forestall seizures.

The canine stole her coronary heart. Now she worries not solely about shedding Zeppelin, but in addition for his welfare with out these medication.

“Apparently Frenchies are being stolen. That of course is where the mind goes. Someone stole him.”

Tales of such instances have change into all-too-common. In January, 2021 Sarah Vorhause stated three males attacked her at gunpoint whereas strolling her French bulldog, Chloe, on Russian Hill. The breed has nearly change into a commodity. French bulldog puppies can promote for 1000’s of {dollars}.

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“They are amazing. Once you have a French bulldog you never go back,” stated Dr. Burns.

She has reported her lacking canine to police, the sheriff, animal management and reached out on social media. The greater than 300 responses on social media have overwhelmed and reassure her.

“There are lots of prayers for him,” she stated.

Her solely sturdy clue got here from neighbor Cheryl Gordon, who remembers seeing Zeppelin on the road, and the driver of a black automotive who stopped to ask if the canine belonged to her.

“And I said no and he got in his car and drove down. The dog had gone the way,” Gordon stated.

A lot ache in not understanding.

“These are my family members,” stated Dr. Burns. “To me it is like the abduction of a kid.”

In the kind of a French bulldog.