JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark -- The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is warning of dog owners of a possible dognapper in the area after three dogs of the same breed are reportedly taken.
Investigators said whoever is behind the dognapping is going after Boston Terriers.
Krista Phillips said she hasn't seen her dog, Boss, in a little more than a week.
"There's a little girl [dog] across the road over there, that he would play with everyday whenever he got loose and she's been hollering for him too," said Phillips.
Phillips said Boss was given to her 3 years ago as a birthday gift. She said her Boston Terrier hasn't answered a dog or human call since last Monday, when he was last seen.
"It's been very empty without him," said Phillips.
The family has spent countless hours searching for him.
"I have been [on my] hands and knees crawling through brush and thorns," said Phillips. "Because you see paths where the neighborhood dogs hang out and play."
She said she can only imagine what could have happened to her four-legged friend.
"I thought that he might have had a run-in with coyotes or another male dog that might have hurt him and he died," said Phillips.
Now, another scary theory has come to mind after the Johnson County Sheriff's Office posted a message on Facebook, Tuesday.
It has been reported to the Sheriff's Office there have been a few dogs go missing all close to the same area. The three dogs that were stolen were Boston Terriers. One was in Hunt town, one near HWY 103 and the third in the Lone Pine Area. The one on Hwy 103 was brought back and kicked out of a tan car a few hours after it had gone missing. One was took from a fenced area. If you see suspicious vehicles or activity in your community please call the Sheriff's Office at 4797542200.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
"I think it's very heartless," said Phillips.
Phillips is now praying Boss will somehow be returned to her.
"I've caught myself when they get off the school bus, when I would always say 'The kids are home' and he would run to the window to greet them," said Phillips. "He's just not there anymore."
Phillips is offering $100 reward for Boss' safe return.
Investigators ask anyone with any information about the dognapping to give them a call.
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