Service Dogs Stolen from New Idria

REWARD for stolen service dogs, taken April 2 from New Idria

Two dogs, one a red pit bull and the other a white/tan/black American Foxhound, were abducted from the Woods Ranch near New Idria on April 2. The dogs provide comfort to their owners, especially the owner of the ranch who has a medical condition.

The red pit is named Pork Chop, he is three years old and neutered. The foxhound is named Ron Paul, about seven years old and also neutered. After an extensive search for the dogs, The Woods family called the Hollister Animal Shelter on Thursday and reported them missing with descriptions. On Friday, the Hollister shelter called back to say someone had reported having the dogs, but the volunteer taking the call could not get a name, a place or phone number, because the caller hung up!

Both dogs are very friendly, and in fact, Pork Chop has a bad habit of getting into any stranger’s vehicle.

So the family has some hope that the dogs are alive, but they grow increasingly worried. So far, a reward poster is being tacked to poles up and down New Idria Road, and the dogs and their pictures have been submitted to all shelters in the tri-county area. Their pictures and descriptions have also been placed on Craigslist, but so far, no leads have come in. There is a reward of $100 for the return of these dogs, and anyone with information is asked to call 831-693-4533.

BenitoLink Staff