Lakeside dog owner: Pomeranian nabbed in the night

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 22:42:10-04

A Lakeside woman believes her Pomeranian was taken from her home by a dognapper.

"She's a fluff ball of love, that's what she is. I just want her back home," Susan Lasky said of her 7-year-old dog Gidget.

The last time Lasky saw Gidget was the night of May 28.

"I came out around 11 at night and she was [lying] on the porch in her bed," said Lasky.

Every night around 1 a.m., Lasky said Gidget walks through the dog door and into the bedroom.

But that night, Gidget never came in.

Around 4 a.m., Lasky, sensing something was wrong, walked outside.

Gidget had vanished.

"I came out to the gate to check the lock. Everything else was secure," said Lasky.

Nothing was disturbed around her mobile home off Los Coches Road.

There were no gaps in the fence, but the fence is short enough that any adult could climb over it easily.

Hours later, a neighbor's dog found Gidget's collar nearby, next to the road.

"It was clearly not taken off by another animal. Somebody had to take the time to unfasten it and take it out of the hoops. It was found laying straight out," said Lasky.

Lasky and her husband put up posters, posted on social media and filed a report with deputies in an attempt to bring Gidget home.

"There's a void; it's like a death in the family. There is no closure. We're always wondering where she's at, how she's doing," said Lasky.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakeside sheriff's substation.

"I hope someday there's a miracle, somebody with a conscience does the right and turn her back in, no questions asked," said Lasky.