Every dog owner knows that caring for a dog does not come cheap.
But nothing can replace the love of a dog, making any expense or time spent a labor of love in the end.
Now dog owners are terrified after this shocking heist goes viral.
Thieves have proven that they will steal anything for a quick buck, even a beloved pet
Many purebred dogs come with a hefty price tag these days.
Some breeds like French bulldogs go for many thousands of dollars, not to mention their upkeep and medical expenses.
Like anything that comes with a hefty price tag, people are waiting to steal it, especially in today’s crime-ridden society.
Dog theft has become a trend, with thieves doing anything to get their hands on rare and expensive dog breeds to make a quick buck in the black market.
Earlier this month, a Los Angeleno named Ali Zacharias learned this the hard way after her beloved French bulldog named Onyx was stolen right in front of her eyes as she was getting a bite to eat at her local Whole Foods.
According to Los Angeles’s ABC 7, “(Ali Zacharias) and her dog Onyx were having lunch together at a Whole Foods in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 18 when it all happened.”
The report added, “A woman first called to the dog, then grabbed the leash and walked away. Zacharias followed her but the woman hopped into a car with three others inside and locked the doors.”
However, Zacharias was not prepared to give up on her dog Onyx. Zacharias told ABC 7 that, “I didn’t want the car to drive away, so I ran and stood in front of it. They drove into me and I fell on top of the hood and just started to grab on… Before I knew it, they were like backing up and taking off.”
A video of Zacharias riding on the hood of the getaway car has since gone viral, however, she inevitably failed to stop the thieves.
As it stands, the thieves remain at large, and police officers are looking into the case with the hopes of recovering Onyx and returning him to his rightful owner.
Zacharias went on to tell ABC 7, “I just feel lost and lonely without him. He’s my buddy, he’s my wingman. He goes to work with me, we do everything and he was just suddenly gone.”
Theft has eroded the quality of life for thousands of law-abiding Americans
Out-of-control crime has overwhelmed most American communities, particularly when it comes to theft.
In Democrat-controlled parts of America like Los Angeles, law-abiding citizens are finding it difficult to enjoy their lives, as a target has been placed on everything they own.
Police are often reluctant to pursue criminals in today’s environment, meaning that law-abiding citizens often pay the price for out-of-control crime and theft.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.