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Social Media Brings Stolen Puppy Safely Home


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kuraWhen Mica Chenault’s St. Bernard puppy was stolen from her parked car she was devastated. With the help of social media Kura is safe and back home.

Last week Chenault was running a quick errand to Home Depot near her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she returned to her car she found the door had been unlocked and her 2-month-old puppy was gone.

She filed a police report and surveillance video from Home Depot showed a black SUV leaving the parking lot with Kura. She quickly turned social media and the media to get the word out about her missing puppy.

All the Facebook shares and media attention worked. On Monday night Chenault received a call; a family had Kura and had been taken care of her when they spotted a missing poster on Facebook.

Someone had found Kura roaming the streets and could not find her owner, so they offered the dog to the Raglands, a family that was more than happy to care for her. They bought her food, bed and welcomed them into their family, calling her Lucy.

“They asked if I would take the dog in and I absolutely, positively took the dog in,” said Gina Ragland.

One of Ragland’s daughters was on Facebook when she saw a post about Kura and the Raglands knew they had to do the right thing.

“I’m glad that I’m instilling that to my children,” said Ragland. “We’re just glad she has her dog back.”

Chenault is grateful to the Raglands for brining Kura home safe. Those responsible for stealing Kura have not been found, but Chenault is just glad to have Kura back safe, and is thankful social media worked.

“If it wasn’t for Facebook or any of the social media out there or you guys, the media, I never would have found her,” said Chenault.