A metro family is desperate to find their vehicle and disabled dog that were stolen from a Walmart parking lot over the weekend in northwest Oklahoma City.
Stephanie Ruggles and Christy Peavler’s 2009 Subaru Forester and her 13-year-old’s disabled Pekingese dog, named Karl, were stolen Saturday from the Walmart location near NW 23rd and Pennsylvania around 8 p.m.
“I love that dog, I’ve had that dog for seven years and he is my best friend,” Peavler said. “I just need him to come back.”
The vehicle was running with the dog inside at the time of the theft.
Peavler said she was inside the store for approximately 20 minutes.
“This is crazy, you don’t take a handicap dog and he needs medication,” Peavler said. “He’s not on his medication. This is messed up. We need that dog to come home.”
Karl suffers from hip dysplasia. His back legs do not work. Family said that’s okay, they make do.
“We still go for walks. If I hold his tail, he can walk well with his front legs and that kind of exercises his back legs to kind of get them working again,” Peavler said. “He is kind of going through some physical therapy as we speak.”
The stolen 2009 Subaru Forester is the couple’s only mode of transportation. It has a license plate number of FZH570.
It is unknown if the theft was caught on store security camera.
“I’ll give you money. I’ll give you anything,” Peavler said. “Just please bring the dog home. Bring the dog to a police station. Anywhere.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle or the disabled dog are asked to contact the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Tips can remain anonymous.