One week ago a young yellow lab named Molly ran away from her family’s home near San Antonio. Unbeknownst to her owners she was picked up by animal control and within days the Humane Society in New Braunfels adopted her out to another family. Her owners are devastated and desperately want their dog back, but with no idea where she is they are at loss for what to do next.
The Rivers had put flyers up, and called the animal control as well as the humane society but were told Molly was not there. Apparently the humane society has contacted the people who adopted Molly but they are refusing to give her back and her devastated owners have been pleading for help. “[Molly is] only a year and a half old. My sister and her husband had the dad and mom and bred Molly and kept her through her puppy stages, and then handed her off to us,” said Landan Rivers, Molly’s original owner. “So we’ve had her and her family surrounding us and our family.”
The Rivers family has offered money and a new lab puppy to the people who adopted Molly in exchange for getting her back, but to no avail. By-laws prevent the humane society from divulging the identity of the adoptive family so the River’s have no way to plead their case directly and have no idea where Molly is. They have even filed an open records request in hopes of contacting Molly’s new owners but with offices being closed for the holidays it could be awhile before anything happens.
The River’s just want their precious young dog back for Christmas. “She’s our dog and we love her,” Rivers said. “We want her back home with her family.”