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Man With Cancer, Returning From A Funeral, Finds Burglars Have Stolen His Family's Two Yorkies
A family is pleading for help and offering a large reward to locate a pair of Yorkies stolen from their Woodland Hills home on Thursday, reports CBS Local. One of the pets is a 2-year-old registered therapy dog, the other is an 8-month-old puppy.
While the family was at a funeral, burglars reportedly "popped a kitchen window off its track" to enter the house and stole only the two dogs and their bed, reports ABC Local. The incident allegedly occurred around 1:00 p.m. when the alarm company responded, owner Sharron Keesee told authorities.
2-year-old Miley is a companion to Keesee's husband, Tom, who is fighting stage four lung cancer. Notes ABC Local, "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," said Keesee. Both Miley and 8-month-old Tasha have also served to "cheer up" Keesee who recently learned that the school where she teaches will be closing. LAPD Topanga Station can be reached at (818) 756-4800 for those with information.