Show dogs snatched from hotel car park

by Darren Jamieson on January 2, 2011

Four show dogs worth an estimated $500K have been snatched in a raid in Long Beach, California.

The owners were in town to show their prize winning pets in a pet show. They had checked into a hotel in the Bellflower suburb of Long Beech, and had parked their van containing the dogs at the back of the building.

Kristina Rickard, one of the owners, recounted what had happened:

“We brought three of the dogs into the hotel room because they like to stay warmer and it was cold outside.”

“The dogs that like to stay cool, we left them out in the van.”

However, when she and co-owner David Peek went to check on them the following morning, the van had (more…)