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Yorkies stolen during Woodland Hills burglary

May 20, 2011 12:02:00 AM PDT
Authorities say two puppies were stolen from a home in Woodland Hills, and the family is pleading for the public's help to get the pets back.

So many people consider their pets part of the family, and anyone would be devastated to have their dog stolen right out of their house. But this family has been kicked when they were down.

Sharron Keesee said their house was broken into on Thursday at about 1 p.m. When the alarm company responded, they told Keesee it appears a burglar popped a kitchen window off it track to enter the home.

The suspects only took the Yorkies and their bed.

Keesee said the family had just returned from her brother-in-law's funeral.

"it just seems like there's an awful lot of sad things going on in our lives right now, but to lose the dogs is devastating," she said.

The older of the two dogs, 2-year-old Miley, is a companion to Keesee's husband, who is fighting stage four lung cancer.

"She sits with him on the couch when he's having bad days, and he's retired and it's been really important for him to have her," Keesee said.

Miley and 8-month-old Tasha not only kept Tom company, but they also cheer up Keesee, who is a teacher. She recently found out that her school is closing at the end of the year.

The owners are offering a reward. Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Topanga Station at (818) 756-4800.

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