Disabled dog's wheelchair stolen

Posted at 10:42 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 02:28:10-04

A pet owner in Golden Hill is stunned that someone would steal the wheelchair her dog needs to walk.

Dulce Cahue came home from being out of town this weekend to find the wheelchair that was sitting right outside her front door was gone.

"It's just unbelievable, how someone is going to take a wheelchair for a dog, what's the purpose? I want to think that maybe they need it more," said Cahue.

The wheelchair was custom-made for her 11-year-old Dachshund after she suffered a herniated disc and never recovered.

"She likes to go out, she walks faster than the other ones, she runs everything, just normal," said Cahue.

But now the little dog is spending most of her time in her crate.

"It's sad, that makes me sad, especially when she goes to the door, she pulls herself," said Cahue.

Two of her 3 Dachshund's have had back problems, common for the breed, but "Coquetta" never regained the use of her hind legs.

"She's happy all the time, but obviously with a wheelchair she's better because she can go faster, she can go all over the place," said Cahue.

Her apartment is in a quiet gated neighborhood on A Street. She's hoping someone took the wheelchair thinking it was a toy and will return it.