3 Week Search Finally Ends
Albuquerque, NM - Two men are behind bars after a woman, crusading to find her missing dog, found out the dog had been killed by pit bulls. Donna Gonzales hunted for Lacy, her yorkshire terrier, for three weeks. Police say a 9-year-old took Lacy from the yard, whose father subsequently introduced Lacy to some pit bulls.
Armed with a photo, Gonzales went door-to-door looking for Lacy. One day she received a disturbing phone call. "I got a call saying they knew exactly where my dog is at but they had bad news-- that the dog was paralyzed from the waist back." The father of the boy who took the dog brought it to his business in the South Valley. But there were pit bulls at the business and one of them tore into the yorkie.
A dumb mistake or a bait dog?
When Gonzales went to the business to confront an employee, 43-year-old Mario Moreno, admitted her dog had died and they had buried it. "I asked him if he would please un-bury her because I had to see for myself. I had to see if that was my dog," Gonzales said. Deputies arrested Moreno and the boy's father, 25-year-old Manuel Munoz, for receiving stolen property.
The dad of the boy who took the dog could be deported to Mexico.
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