A devastated family says their daughter's dog was stolen while visiting Belmont Park earlier this month.
A brown Chihuahua-Poodle mix named Peanut was taken while the family spent time at Belmont Park on March 19th, according to Catharine, the dog’s owner who has asked to not use her last name.
The dog was taken after being placed on the ground in a red portable dog carrier while the family bought tickets for the beachside rides, according to Catharine. The dog and the carrier were stolen.
The family went to Belmont Park security and reviewed surveillance videos, explained Catharine.
The Laguna Beach natives came to San Diego for a brief vacation and brought their four-legged friend who supposedly never leaves their daughter’s side. The family refers to Peanut as their daughter’s therapy dog because the dog was adopted after she underwent several surgeries for a shattered arm, shared Catharine. Peanut is not a certified therapy dog but provided comfort to the family nonetheless.
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) has filed a report but it has not been confirmed whether an active investigation is underway due to the city holiday.
The family is offering a $5,000 reward for the dogs safe return - no questions asked.