Pinckney woman makes desperate plea for the return of four puppies taken from her yard

Posted at 10:14 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 08:51:25-04

A Livingston County woman says four bulldog puppies were stolen right out of her front yard on Wednesday.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office took a report and is investigating the incident. They’re hopeful some tips might come in from the public.

It happened at Tabitha Stone’s Pinckney home around 10 a.m. on Wednesday when she was mowing her lawn.  

"It's a shame you can be right in your front yard and kids running around everywhere and bam, gone,” said Stone.

Stone said the puppies are her pride and joy. This is the fourth liter from her dog, Zoey. She said raising the liter is a family affair.

"Absolute learning experience for the kids and for myself,” said Stone. "The kids clean the pens, take them out, we feed them three times a day on a schedule."

The family is ultimately raising the dogs to sell, but they do get very attached and they usually keep in contact with the dog’s new families.

She said the puppies may have been taken for their value, since each one can sell for up to $2,000 or more.

At this point she is hopeful the puppies are still in the area and someone might do the right thing, and bring them back.

She said she won’t ask questions, she just wants the dogs.

Their empty pen is sitting at the end of the driveway.

"Bring them home, I won't question it, just bring them home. I put a pen down there and I just want them home,” said Stone.

If you have information you can call the Livingston County Sheriff at (517) 546-2440.