A couple went out for the evening only to return to find their five puppies stolen and a distraught mama dog.
They’d locked the mom and her puppies in their bedroom before leaving their house in Ormond Beach, Florida.
But when they returned they found their bedroom door kicked in and the puppies gone.
“It’s just heartbreaking that somebody could do this,” said owner Stephanie Keenan, according to Fox 13 News.
”We first realized that our bedroom door was kicked in, the lock was broken.”
Stephanie and her boyfriend came home to find tools missing and the pups were gone.
The puppies’ mom Snowflake was left behind at the house.
“She’s devastated. She’s depressed. She’s erratic. She’s been going through the whole house looking for them, looking under couches, looking under shelves,” Stephanie said.
‘Mom is freaking out. I’m freaking out’
The Yorkie-Chihuahua mixes are only three weeks old and had not been weaned from Snowflake.
“They need mom, and I’m scared that they’re not going to survive, and it hurts,” she said.
Now Stephanie is appealing to the people who stole them to return them, no questions asked.
“There will be no ill will. Just bring the puppies back. Mom is freaking out. I’m freaking out, just bring them back please,” she pleaded.
Stephanie said officers are investigating and collecting evidence and surveillance footage to help track down the pups.
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