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Some Jerk Stole The Dog of a 13-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia

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Life has been rough for a 13-year-old girl in Anaheim who has been fighting leukemia for two years. But it just got a little harder now that she no longer has her dog by her side.

Three days ago a thief stole Monica Oreyzi's bulldog from a parked car just outside Wyndham Hotel, the hotel where her mother works, according to CBS Los Angeles. The 75-pound English bulldog named Topolie hasn't been seen since.

Oreyzi says that the dog has helped her weather some of the hardest moments of the last two years of chemotherapy, blood transfusions and pain. She told CBS: "Because he has a strong face, he helps me be stronger."

Monica's father Amir Oreyzi told CBS that he worries that her loss could bad for her spirit—and her health: "She's crying every day. She wants her dog back. She's not eating. She's got no appetite."

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The family has put up fliers up all over Anaheim but they haven't had any luck finding him so far. They ask that anyone who comes across the dog in the picture call the police or drop him off at an animal shelter.

Her father has one request: "Whoever took the dog from me please bring it back, it is for her. This is for her. She is sick, please bring her dog back."

Oreyzi promises that they won't press charges.