3 men attacked this woman at gunpoint and stole her dog

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3 men attacked this woman at gunpoint and stole her dog

Tuesday evening, January 5th Sarah Vorhaus was walking her two dogs, Chloe and Colton, in the Russian Hill area of ​​San Francisco, California when she was violently assaulted by three men. The reason for the attack quickly became clear to the 30-year-old Vorhaus when one of the men demanded: “Give me your dog.”

Vorhaus turned and saw a man with a gun. He slapped her face several times, grabbed Chloe, and drove off in a car with two other men.

“I just started screaming for help,” a distraught vestibule told ABC7 News Tuesday night. “Somebody called 911 and the ambulance came.”

Image via Twitter / Liz Kreutz

The heartbroken mother dog was rushed to the hospital with no major injuries. She is now recovering and offering a $ 2,000 reward for Chloe’s safe return.

“No questions asked, we will really pay for everything, no questions asked,” said Vorhaus with tears. “I don’t care what happens to this guy. I just want to get Chloe back. “

Chloe is a 5 month old French Bulldog. She is gray, has blue-gray eyes, a small white spot on her chest, and weighs about 13 pounds. She was wearing a purple collar when it was stolen. Unfortunately, Chloe has not yet been microchipped because Vorhaus had been waiting for it at the time of her spay operation.

Image via Twitter / Liz Kreutz

At the time of the attack, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m., several people were on the street. The San Francisco Police Department questioned witnesses about possible leads. It is not yet known whether the incident was captured on surveillance video.

According to Vorhaus, all three men wore masks, and the main assailant appeared to be wearing a hoodie in his twenties or thirties.

After the incident, Vorhaus is considering leaving the San Francisco area she has lived in for six years – but not without Chloe.

AAnyone with information on Chloe’s whereabouts can call Sarah’s friend Peter at 630-441-0351 and / or the San Francisco Police’s 24 hour helpline at 1-415-575-4444. You can also send a tip to TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD.

Witnesses can remain anonymous. The most important thing is to get Chloe home.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has been tracking statistics on stolen dogs since 2007. As of 2018 – the last year for which data is available – French Bulldogs are the second most common breed after the Yorkshire Terrier. Shih-Tzus, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and Huskies are also prime targets for thieves.

The AKC offers the following pieces of advice to help keep your pooch safe:

The AKC recommends dog owners do everything possible to protect their pets, including not leaving them in the car or tied up outside of a store or restaurant. They also recommend making sure your dog is microchipped and the information is up to date. Owners of good quality dogs are also advised not to disclose where they live, where they frequent, or how much they paid for their dogs.

H / T to ABC7News

Selected images via Twitter / Liz Kreutz