FAMILY MEMBER: Bonnie was stolen from a Blackwater residence on July 7.
FAMILY MEMBER: Bonnie was stolen from a Blackwater residence on July 7. Contributed

Beloved pet staffy taken at night

FOR Blackwter resident Tara-Lee Rasmuffsen, her worst nightmare came true when she returned home from her holiday to find her baby, a purebred English Staffordshire terrier, had been stolen.

Tara and her family returned home on July 9 to find their other five-year-old staffy was still there but terrified while their dog Bonnie was gone.

The family had set up CCTV footage and was able to review the footage to pinpoint the date and time Bonnie was taken.

Tara said the theft took place on July 7 and though the footage shows a person entering the yard to steal Bonnie, it was at 1am, which made it too dark for facial recognition.

Tara said Bonnie is more than just a pet to her, having been a part of her family from eight weeks and the family was set to celebrate Bonnie's first birthday at the end of the month.

"She went wherever I went,” Tara said.

"She was under my feet and hated leaving me.

"She was my little baby. I am just trying every avenue to get her back.”

Tara has lodged the theft with police and has called council to see if anyone had reported any sightings.

This is not the first time a dog has been stolen, with Tara's partner's dog stolen a few years ago which is why they had set up the security camera.

The family's other dog, Druno, was injured in the theft.

"He wouldn't leave our side for a week,” Tara said.

"We were away when it happened and when we got home he was crawling towards us.”

Anyone with information on Bonnie is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.


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