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Now, when I first heard the story about missing Scooter in late December, I had no idea the twist it would take. For those of you not familiar with the case, this Pug apparently dug the way out of his Dallas backyard on Christmas Eve and when his owners, Rob and Kim Velevis, returned home from running errands . . . there was no doggie. The awful twist here is that, shortly after the new year, they received a typewritten letter (postmarked from Tulsa) telling them that a woman in fact had their dog (and their address from his collar), but decided to give the dog to her daughter, and included $20 to thank them. The couple is offering to buy the girl her own dog in exchange for getting their loved one back and have created this email account ( for any tips. I can't even articulate how upset this story makes me, so I've included a clip of their heartbreaking news appearance when you



WhereSheShops WhereSheShops 9 years
This is so crazy. As a pug owner, I can't imaging losing one of my babies (aka pugs). How could anyone think that is okay to do? I am in shock.
zaksgirl zaksgirl 9 years
Isn't possessing STOLEN PROPERTY a CRIME? Why isn't a Law Enforcement Agency involved in this -It is surely a CRIME!!!
laurensnow laurensnow 9 years
This makes me *sick*. My Pug is my life, my joy, my CHILD. Animals are not a replaceable possession. The $20 is just adding insult to injury. I sincerely hope Karma takes care of that woman. I am heartbroken over this.
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 9 years
This is terrible. How would that woman feel if someone took something of her's and not give it back. If I was the owner, I'd be willing to buy the kid whatever type of dog they wanted to get mine back.
Professorluv Professorluv 9 years
Makes me so sad and mad!:( :( :(
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
I don't know if I had to cry or laugh.. because for me it is incredibly stupid what this woman did. - if the Dog has a collar means he has a owner, meaning that the direction is for them to bring the dog to his house, meaning, there is a reason the collar with the address is on. - contacting the people with the info in the collar, and telling them "I found YOUR dog, but I give it to someone else, there go you.. a 20" WTF can I hear a WTF??? - and 20 BUCKS!!!??? this should be against the law...
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I'm pretty sure this woman is a gigantic failure at life. Thank God she doesn't have custody of that poor kid. This couple seems really sweet...did anyone see their other video of them going door to door? :(
cittypark cittypark 9 years
i have no words for the disgust i feel. if someone did this with my puppy, i would be ridiculously heartbroken. this poor couple is being taunted, knowing that their dog is there but intangible. i really hope someone finds this crazy woman.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 9 years
Simply awful! I would be putting some serious hurt on anyone who tried to take my Dolce. If I found a dog with a tag I would return it right away because I know how much people care about their pets. This woman clearly has no idea!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
OMG- This is so terrible, I really cannot believe it. That is so mean. I would hunt those people down, and freaking flip out on them. Which might include lawyers. idiots.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
that person is mental- who does that??!
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
i would go chuck norris on someone if they took my dog.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Just thinking about this breaks my heart.
mnp mnp 9 years
This is awful. I'm sure the woman who stole the dog has seen this on the news but has no balls to come forward. Two wrongs don't make a right. I'd be devastated if someone took Fuji and didn't return him; he'd be devastated, too. Blah.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
This is terrible. I'm sure the lady thought she was at least giving them peace of mind, but I think it would make me even more upset. I hope the pug packs up and runs away from them too. Karma is coming, lady.
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
This is absolutely horrible and heartbreaking -- especially right around the holidays. I, personally, would absolutely FLIP out if this happened to me. There would be no way that anyone could take my baby from me and get away with it.
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
ridiculous. i hope they get their dog back:(
paintsquared paintsquared 9 years
WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE!?????????? Mean, mean, mean. I hope Scooter finds his way home to his family! NUTS!
machula machula 9 years
some people are really stupid! how can the woman keep the poor pooch just like that? she, in fact, stole the pooch. and the 20 bucks, that is pure mockery :( i hope this ends well.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
That is SSSOOO SAD!! I hope they are able to get the dog back...these people aren't even trying to HIDE the fact that it's NOT their dog OR that it had a TAG!!! OMG My heart really goes out to them I can't even's heartbreaking.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I agree - someone needs to slap the crap out of the dog stealers. I do it if they stole my dog.
w4r34gl3g1rl w4r34gl3g1rl 9 years
If someone took by pug booger and only gave me twenty bucks I would go insane. First I would steal my darling doggie back then I might just do some tire slashing and paint scratching. That woman has to be insane, (and clearly ignorant to how much pugs even cost!)
Daisie Daisie 9 years
This is so cruel! What the heck kind of woman is this? Who cares if she is poor or an alcoholic? That's no excuse to be cruel-hearted and selfish. If she can't afford to BUY a dog from the pound....about $50 where I am from or heck..FIND someone giving away free puppies....then how can she afford to FEED the dog? Poor Scooter will not get any vet care if he stays with that horrid woman! I would not have been able to contain my anger or sadness if this had happened to me. Pets are a part of people's families...and if mine was stolen I would feel like someone kidnapped a family member. How nice they are offering to buy her a dog for her child. hard can it be to alert all of Tulsa about it? Stupid dog-napper. I hope she gets what's coming to her.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
This is so messed up. I was getting choked up just thinking about this happening to me. This woman has no soul. There should definitely be legal ramifications for her whether it be a fine or something, but it is just not right. The worst part is they are offering to buy the little girl her own dog yet they still haven't gotten their own dog back!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
That sick b!tch will get what's coming to her. If that were my dog, I would track her down, show up, beat the sh!t out of her and get my puppy back. Yeah maybe that is stooping to her level, but that is just unbelievable that she would do that.
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