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Stolen K-9 Service Dog Found In Hawthorne Backyard
CBSLA.com) ^ | July 2, 2013 6:16 AM

Posted on 07/02/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) — A missing K-9 unit stolen from a Beverly Hills-based bodyguard company Monday was found in the South Bay, not far from where it disappeared last month.

“Bear”, a black and tan German shepherd service dog, was reported stolen on June 19 from West 118th Street and Birch Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Richard Davis of The Bodyguard Group.

“Five days later, a witness came forward and said she’d seen flyers and said that a gentleman . . . was seen tying a rope around Bear’s neck and dragging him down the street forcibly,” owner Chris Herzog told KNX 1070.

Herzog contact the man, a former gang member, who denied having the highly trained animal.

“We finally gave up trying to keep this quiet and because we didn’t want someone to realize how valuable he was, easily worth $40,000 with all of his training, . . . we went to the news,” Herzog said.

A $10,000 reward was offered for Bear’s safe return through the media on Monday morning.

A suspicious tip led Davis to Bear who had been held in the backyard of a home on 82nd Street in Hawthorne.

“They didn’t know my name, did not know my dog’s name . . . . They knew nothing but ‘$10,000 and bring me my money!’” he said.

Bear had been beaten and was taken to a veterinarian to treat a broken leg.

“His leg is badly injured in multiple places. We had to clear dried blood out his mouth, ears and nose. He can’t walk,” Herzog added.

A certified service work dog, Bear volunteers at local hospitals and performs tricks for U.S. veterans and sick children.

It was unclear if any arrests were made in connection with the case. The investigating is ongoing.

Any attempt to sell a certified service work dog is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison


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1 posted on 07/02/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I sure hope they catch the bastids who did this-—and sentence him to many years of hard labor.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT by basil (ear)
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To: BenLurkin

Let me guess about the perps...


3 posted on 07/02/2013 3:17:10 PM PDT by Tigerized (ue)
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To: BenLurkin

May these people rot in hell!


4 posted on 07/02/2013 3:17:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: BenLurkin

Those m’fers i’d like to take a club to them and beat them to within an inch of their lives !


5 posted on 07/02/2013 3:18:05 PM PDT by seeker41
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Literally within 1 inch!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 3:19:03 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: basil

They WILL catch them and those rotten sob’s will be in BIG trouble..that is a K-9 and the law is VERY harsh on that.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 3:20:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: BenLurkin

I used to work not far form there. Monday morning I’d eavesdrop on the worker bees to find out who’s friends and relatives got shot that weekend...


8 posted on 07/02/2013 3:21:17 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Tigerized

I don’t know, but you’d think any company that calls itself “The Bodyguard Group” could keep an eye on its own dogs.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: seeker41

I’ll loan you 2 extra inches to finish the job.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 3:23:28 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

If this is Hawthorne I can tell you that the occupants of the house are of a protected class (i.e., not white or native-born Americans).


11 posted on 07/02/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: BenLurkin

GPS chips might be a good idea.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 3:29:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: BenLurkin

I took my Yorkie to the groomer this morning and she is beautiful. I can’t imagine anyone treating a dog badly and someone needs to hang whoever hurt the service dog. A dog is not a robot, they think and they take care of us. My Yorkie is a watch dog and she tells me when something moves outside - she watches out the glass doors for movement so she can tell me. At least the dog was found and can be helped - he is not dead and that’s a blessing.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 3:36:35 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: BenLurkin
How he was allowed to be stolen in the first place!

Someone's head needs to role on this.

14 posted on 07/02/2013 3:38:53 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BenLurkin

Re-neg on the reward. Sorry...we don’t have it.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 3:42:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: BenLurkin
Whomever did this to that poor fellow should be turned over to a GS club and let them 'splain it in a way that won't be forgotten.

I have friends and family who are devoted to the breed and can be extremely persuasive. They all take things like this very, very personally.

They're the type who will make certain that justice will be done, thoroughly and completely, I can promise you that.

16 posted on 07/02/2013 3:43:58 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I’ll give you a club and split the difference with you...:^)


17 posted on 07/02/2013 3:46:15 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: GBA

We are on our second GSD and love the breed and dogs in general as well as cats and horses. I hope whoever it is gets more than they deserve and that is how I feel about any abuser of animals.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: BenLurkin

Glad they found the dog - hope he’ll be okay. But I’m thinking he needs more training. A guard dog? That lets himself get stolen?? (Or - he is VERY well trained and only attacks on command. I suppose that is the case.)


19 posted on 07/02/2013 3:49:02 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: wally_bert; All

“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10)


20 posted on 07/02/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

From your mouth to God’s ear........


21 posted on 07/02/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: wally_bert
I'm twisted, but real justice to me would be that the person or people who did this would come to know the fear and pain they tried to inflict, such that they would immediately lose all bladder and bowel control every time they saw a dog, from now until their death(s).

I think that's fair.

22 posted on 07/02/2013 4:29:57 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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23 posted on 07/02/2013 4:32:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah..couldn’t figure that one out either..


24 posted on 07/02/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: seeker41

beautiful...never saw that one.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: GBA

Works for me.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:29 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: BenLurkin

OMG; I’m glad they found him, but he’s been injured. Is he going to be all right after rehabilitation? I can’t stand the thought that somebody deliberately hurt that beautiful dog.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 5:33:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin
"A missing K-9 unit"

How about "A missing K-9". Calling a dog a "unit" just sounds so very wrong. They are living, breathing creatures, not equipment.

28 posted on 07/02/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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29 posted on 07/02/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 21twelve

I have my doubts about this.

If you read this as well as the local update that talked about the finding, there is no talk about him actually being a “K9” in any sense. Just “therapy” and his work being nice to people. And how “sweet and I could see him letting anyone take him because he’s so trusting”.

If that is the case, he is NOT a K9 despite belonging to a “Bodyguard” company.

And if he’s not a K9, and wasn’t so trained, there is no way there was $40,000 put into the dog.

I’m a bit confused by all this.


30 posted on 07/02/2013 7:24:19 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“And if he’s not a K9, and wasn’t so trained, there is no way there was $40,000 put into the dog.”

I wonder if they were just thinking ahead to when they would collect the insurance if he didn’t turn up?


31 posted on 07/02/2013 7:31:56 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Why was this dog stolen in the first place?


32 posted on 07/02/2013 7:36:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: eyedigress

Microchips are implantable, but not tracking devices. Info re: animal if it arrives at a shelter or vet that has a compatible scanner.

GPS chips not implantable, can be on a collar, but thieves are likely to remove the collar, you need to be within range of the chip, etc..

More info here:

http://www.dailypuppy.com/articles/gps-tracking-chips-for-dogs_1219.html


33 posted on 07/02/2013 11:39:28 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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