Two people have taken a dog from the safety of his own backyard near the intersection of East Branch Street and Rodden Street in Longview, and the culprits were caught on tape.
The video was posted to KLTV 7's Facebook page around noon on Wednesday. The video shows a person jump the fence, then hand the dog to an accomplice. The pair then run off down the street with the dog.
The dog is a five-month-old bull terrier named Zeus. He is partially deaf and extremely friendly, say his owners Katie and Carl Worden.
"We got him at 8 weeks old and he was born September 5th. When I saw he was gone, panic. I mean, it's heartbreaking," Katie says. "The sickness of just desperation, you know, what do we do? They were just quick and grabbed him and took off."
video shows one person apparently keeping watch, while the other goes
over the fence and grabs Zeus. Friendly Zeus was an easy target.
Time is critical in looking for Zeus.
very important to start looking right away, because stolen dogs are
rarely, if ever, returned or found. The longer the wait, the slimmer the
chances are of getting him back to his owners," says friend Klancey
Katie is already missing the little dog's habits.
sitting on the couch and I'm up going to the kitchen; he gets up to see
where I'm at and make sure I'm good. He just always wants to be with
us," she says.
The Wordens are appealing to whomever took him.
"Just put him back. Please just return him to us," Katie says.
Wordens have filed a report with Longview police. Their friends have
been joined in the search by workers with the Humane Society of
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