Saturday, July 31, 2010

Puppy given as gift from dad deploying to Afghanistan is stolen from boy's yard in Davenport

From WQAD

A puppy that a 10-year-old Davenport boy got from his father just before he deployed to Afghanistan has been stolen from his front yard.

The Blue Nose Pit Bull puppy named Caleb was taken the same day that Cameron Valle's father left for his yearlong deployment.

That's according to Cameron's mother, Gina, who says her son doesn't want to sleep or eat after the puppy's theft.

Gina Valle says two men approached the puppy as if to pet it Wednesday afternoon but instead snatched it and took off in a car.

She's asking for the puppy's safe return and says she'll buy the culprits a new one if that's what it takes.

Update August 2, 2010 8:46am - The following article is from KQWC:

Stolen Puppy Returned

A local soldier leaves a puppy with his son to keep him company while his dad is deployed. But someone stole that puppy. And now, we can tell you, Caleb is safe at home with his family.
The eight-week old Blue Nose Pit Bull was supposed to keep 10-year old Cameron Valle from being quite so lonely while his dad is in Afghanistan.
But just hours after he shipped out Wednesday, two men stole Caleb right from the family's front yard. Mom Gina says, "They took the puppy the day his dad said goodbye to leave for a year. His dad left at 11:00, they took the dog at 4:00."
But at 9 Friday night, someone brought Caleb back. As you can imagine, Gina Valle says her son is ecstatic.
The family had called police, who say the dog may have been an attractive target because he is a sought-after breed. Officers are still investigating.
 

2 comments:

  1. Thought you'd like to know that Caleb is doing well, but the police never even investigated the theft- even after i was able to give them the mans name, address, phone number, and the make n model of his car. In other words the police didn't do anything to help. Mom Gina

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  2. Thought you'd like to know that Caleb is doing well, but the police never even investigated the theft- even after i was able to give them the mans name, address, phone number, and the make n model of his car. In other words the police didn't do anything to help. Mom Gina

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