BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A desperate search was underway on Monday for nearly a dozen missing dogs in Connecticut.
Bridgeport Police say at least ten Yorkies have been stolen in the past two weeks, taken during afternoon hours from front yards.READ MORE: Valanciunas, Hart Lead Pelicans Past Knicks
The heartbroken owners are now pleading for their safe return.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/21 Friday Morning Forecast
“Those dogs that do not run away, somebody is taking those dogs from us and we need to find out what’s going on,” owner Daniella Pareillas said. “She’s family to us, we had her for two years already and I can not live without my dog.”
Police believe an illegal breeder is responsible for the thefts.MORE NEWS: Armed Suspect Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Williamsbridge Section Of Bronx
The missing dogs are all young females that have the ability to breed.