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Dog missing after break-in is reunited with owner

Posted January 30, 2015

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in finding a dog that disappeared after a someone broke into a home near Bahama.

— A dog that disappeared after a residential break-in earlier this week was reunited Friday with her owner, Durham County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies released a picture of Bella, a black Yorkie-poo, early Friday and asked the public for help in finding her. The dog went missing after the break-in Wednesday on Pat Tilley Road near Bahama. Deputies said they didn’t know whether the dog had been stolen or ran off after a door was broken.

A county animal services employee recognized the photo Friday and realized Bella had been picked up earlier in the week.

Sheriff Capt. Don Baker said Bella was reunited with her owners.


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  • moomoo Jan 31, 2015

    And, I will be dramatic any time I want to be dramatic, with or without your permission, Governor.

  • moomoo Jan 31, 2015

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    Raised on a farm--didn't like donkeys then and still don't like 'em, particularly the 2 legged ones. BTW--dog was found safe and reunited w/the owners and it didn't break the budget of the police force. How about a smile for a happy ending?
    Love ya-mean it.

  • Donnie Dietrich Jan 30, 2015
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    To the people that think a family pet is not worth the trouble. . these dogs are expensive and very delicate systems. If she had been left out in the cold too long, she would not have survived the freezing temperatures. It takes a lot of love, patience, and money to raise them to full grown and even then, they have to be watched almost all the time. After you put that much time, money and love into a pet, you would be heartbroken if it was not found.

  • liskm Jan 30, 2015

    TV's, watches etc. can be replaced fairly easily. The love, attachment and shared devotion with pets are not so easily replaced. Glad they got their doggie family member back.
    I'm with others, take/harm/let my cats loose~better hope the law finds ya' before I do!!!

  • Donnie Dietrich Jan 30, 2015
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    Wonderful news that Bella has been returned to her very loving owners.

  • Pepe Silvia Jan 30, 2015

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    I'm still unsure why you think a news article being posted is equal to the police doing all this extra effort/spending all this money and why you have such an issue with WRAL running this story.

    A photo and a couple sentences emailed to a news station by a caring employee of the police department is all the effort that this would have taken. It doesn't say the police were going door to door looking for the dog.

    I'm sure you've put more effort in to commenting all over this story and concerning yourself about the massive waste of police time and money you seem to think this is than it took to get the story posted.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Jan 30, 2015
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    So nice to see some good news....I'm sure the homeowners are overjoyed to get their beloved Bella back.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 30, 2015

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    +1 absolutely!

  • nclgw Jan 30, 2015

    So happy for both the pooch and the owners....such a scary situation!!!

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 30, 2015

    Thank God, and all who helped bring this to a positive outcome for the pooch.