Woman desperate to find her diabetic dog stolen from her home

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 07:24:12-04

A Taylor woman is desperate to find her dog after he was stolen from her home.

As more time that goes by, his chances for survival go down. He’s diabetic and he’s already missed five doses of insulin.  

Alisa Sowders said she was at work when she got an alert on home surveillance app on her phone. It happens from time to time when a car goes by, so she didn’t think much of it, but when she checked the app a bit later she became very alarmed.

"I was like, wait a minute, that looks like someone moved the camera, it looks like paper towel was being recorded or something over the lens of the camera,” said Sowders.

She immediately rushed home.

"Opened the garage door, nothing out of the ordinary.  Went inside and started calling Pete's name, nowhere to be found,” said Sowders.

Her 11-year-old yellow Labrador, Pete, was the only thing missing.

There was nothing broken or damaged, but one of her security cameras was moved.

“It had been turned and was looking up at the soffit, no longer the driveway and the garage door,” said Sowders.

With Pete’s diabetes diagnosis, the more time that goes by, the more his health will start to fail.

Sowders does believe she was targeted, she’s filed a police report with the Taylor Police. She told officers who she believes it is, someone who is trying to hurt her.

"To be spiteful, to gain leverage over some other legal things that are going on right now,” said Sowders.

She doesn’t care about punishing the thief, she just wants Pete back so he can get the care he needs.

"It hurts because I know he doesn't deserve this. I mean, it's going to be horrible for him. I just hope he's being well taken care of, there's no way to know what he needs,”  said Sowders.

If you have any information that could help call Taylor Police at (737) 287-6550 or you can call this number and speak to Alisa (734) 231-9261.