Bowling Green man claims his dog was stolen, microchipping helpful tool

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A four-legged friend has been taken from his owner, right off of his own property in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green resident Ali Al-essa, owner of missing Siberian Husky, Lucy, says one moment she was in his backyard, and the next moment, she was gone.

"My wife told me that she heard screaming, then she looked out from the window and she's gone. I've been really upset about her. I've been to the police station, told them my story, they said they would watch my house," Al-essa mentioned.

Ali Al-essa says he's reported to the Bowling Green Police that Lucy was stolen from his backyard eight days ago in the early morning.

When Ali Al-essa went to scope out his back yard, he said all there was left was Lucy's collar.

"She doesn't slip out of her collar. So, the collar was in the middle, and she was not here."

A gut-wrenching sight to see when looking for your best friend.

As Ali continues to hope for Lucy's return, Leah Lawrence from the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society says there's a way to be reunited with your beloved pet, even if they lose their collar.

"It's not uncommon for us to get 20 to 30 calls and messages every single day from people who are missing or who have found pets. One of the biggest ways we recommend people trying to locate their pets is through microchipping. While microchipping is not a GPS, it won't find your pet for you, it is a permanent identification. So, if your lost pet ends up in a shelter or a vet's office and is scanned for a microchip, your information is automatically registered," Lawrence stated.

And while Ali Al-essa hopes to find his dog, Lucy, he asks for everyone to be on the lookout.

"She's white and a little red, with blue eyes. She's skinny, and not that old."

A lost four-legged friend, hoping to be reunited soon.

If you're interested in getting your pet microchipped, the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society does it for 20 dollars, no appointment necessary.

If you believe you find Lucy the Siberian Husky, or see someone taking a dog that isn't their dog, you are asked to call the Bowling Green Police Department at (270)393-4000.

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