GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Dakota and Montana are first-time parents to a litter of eight beautiful puppies, six females and two males. They couldn't have been happier. Now their owner couldn't be sadder. That's because somebody stole three of his puppies last week.
Gary Saulnier has spent the last three months raising and caring for the puppies. If having your puppies stolen is not heart wrenching enough, one of them is sick and needs to see a vet right away or she may not live.
“The one that has the health issues, we decided that she is such a special little girl, we were going to keep her.”
Saulnier has told the police of the theft, but having three puppies you raised taken from you is different than someone stealing your wallet.
“My GPS was stolen. I can buy another one of those. You can't replace a living thing. These are my kids," Gary says.
Gary has put up signs all over and hasn't stopped looking for them.
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“I spend every night listening for any bark I hear. The neighbors wonder why I out in the middle of the street just listening. When I tell them they wish me the best and wish the other people the worst.”
Gary believes in what comes around, goes around.
“I believe in Karma," he adds. "I don't think this is the first time they have stolen anything and I don't think it will be the last. If you’re that cold-hearted to take a living thing, you must not have very many feelings for yourself.
Gary is serious about getting these puppies back. He is offering a $500 reward. He says if he sees these puppies again, it will be the best $500 he every spent.
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