5 Prized Bulldogs Stolen from Family in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) — A family in San Bernardino on Friday was pleading for the return of five prized bulldogs stolen from their yard.

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The family was circulating a flyer offering a “huge reward.”

The theft took place sometime between 1 and 2 a.m. on Wednesday in the 6000 block of Guthrie Street, in an unincorporated area near northeast San Bernardino.

The incident was not the first time this has happened to the family, according to authorities.

Two French bulldogs were stolen from them about three months ago and have yet to be found, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said.

Owner Fernando Juarez enters the dogs into shows, and said they have won several trophies.

But the depth of the loss goes beyond the dogs’ monetary value, the family said.

“They’re part of our family. We love them, we cherish them, we treat them like our own kids,” owner Miriam Juarez said.

“We were very devastated, our kids were devastated,” she said. “They were crying. We were all crying.”

Friends were helping the family circulate flyers that offered a “huge reward” for the dogs’ safe return, with “no questions asked.”

The sheriff’s department was investigating the thefts. Since the dogs are worth over $950, whoever took them could be charged with grand theft, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the theft was asked to call (909) 915-5597, or the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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5 comments

  • merelyashadow

    Why were these dogs left outside at that hour? Sadly, pets need to be brought in, or secured in a kennel after dark. If thieves don't get them, coyotes will. I hope you find your pets, but please secure them after dark.

    • diamantemonkey

      they were secured every day after dark in their special built area/kennel/large play area , which was fenced and locked in addition to the outside fence! but you know CRIME! people that commit crimes don't care who or what and how they hurt others. hope they get them back

  • OneManOneVoice

    Why would anyone own such dogs? Secondly, why would anyone want to steal them? They're just stupid animals.

    • diamantemonkey

      OMG.. what a shame about your comment.. I understand if you are not an animal lover but that does not give you the right to talk like that about the dogs or people who own them…shame on you..