My head hurts and I’m exhausted and have been crying all day, but here is probably the craziest story you’ll probably ever hear. Hopefully it has a happy ending.
I’m going to describe every detail. I’ve been missing my German Shepherd since the 6th. I came home to my mom’s apartment door open and both dogs missing.
For background information, I don’t get along with my mom. She’s not a good person, but every once in awhile I’ll go see her for family events etc. She doesn’t like most dogs, the only dog she does like is her small breed dog. It’s the family dog and is honestly just as much mine as it is hers.
I came home and both my dogs are missing. I knew the exterminator was there that day so I chilled out, thinking that my mom had already got both of them.
An hour later she comes home and says, “where are the dogs?” and I immediately lose my shit.
I run downstairs and look for my dog. I see his leash on the floor, I see my mom’s (but also mine) dogs leash also on the floor. I run around and shout there names but I manage to find my mom’s dog but not mine.
I found her five minutes later. Every day after that I put up fliers. I spent hundreds of dollars on bringing a “search dog” to my city. I missed school - didn’t go back to college like I was suppose to. I stayed in town and I looked for that dog.
I missed a trip my cousins and I had planning forever. It was her 21st birthday and we were suppose to go to vegas.
I spent hundreds on fliers. I spent every day putting them up just to have everyone take them down. I called all the shelters and visited all of them. I was on all the social medias and yet.... no sightings. Nothing.
It was like he disappeared. I started trying to file a claim on the exterminator when I come home and see this: https://imgur.com/gallery/hZjAFGC
I post on social media. I get news outlets involved. I’m freaking out.
I spent hundreds on a private investigator to find out who “Candace Taylor” is when I go home and read the comments of my facebook post.
Some people think I’m scamming, some think I’m lying. Some think that someone I know has stolen the dog because the fact that someone left that letter.... They have to be trolling me.
I honestly a hundred percent did not believe that when I went through my mom’s phone I would see anything. I a hundred percent did not think I would.
She watched me spend hundreds of dollars on finding him. She watched me cry every night. She cried with me once. She came with me to file police reports, she swore up and down that she didn’t get rid of him.
But... I was suspicious because it seemed like she didn’t want find him. She kept telling me that Candace Taylor was a fake name. She kept telling me I was wasting my money and time doing all this shit to find my dog. It was too negative, even for her.
Then I realized that I didn’t put my address on the fliers. How would this person know where I lived? I only put it on the facebook post I made, but apparently she didn’t see that.
I looked through her phone and I can’t believe I’m saying this but she gave away my dog. One of her friends texting her saying, “Lol your daughter is hiring a private investigator to find her dog? This is going too far. But Ashley already loves that dog.”
This bitch actually gave my fucking dog away. I’ve never been so mad in my life. I called that person cursing them out, calling them names. I was livid. I got the number of “Ashley” off her but she wouldn’t tell me where she lived. I can’t even fucking believe this. I CAN’t FUCKING BELIEVE THIS.
She gave my fucking dog away, this fucking asshole. I confronted my mom and there was a huge fight. That bridge is completely and a hundred percent burned. Never going back. She scratched my arm up to get her phone, get it back and deleted the texts. I managed to leave the house with it though.
I called the lady who has my dog (“Ashley”) a hundred times and she hasn’t answered. I sent her a text saying that if I don’t get my dog back by tonight, I would give her number to the police. I mean it.
I want to press charges. I want to sue. I don’t care if it’s my mother. I don’t want any of these people to get off scott free for this.
Please, if anyone knows how to back trace a number and can tell me where she lives, I would appreciate it more than anything in the world. I’m so scared they’ll get rid of my dog to avoid the cops and drop him off somewhere.
Please, Please help me. I can leave the number in the comments. What the hell do I do? Can I even press charges? What can I do??????
I tried to get the police to call her tonight but they said.... It was ten o clock and too late to call people. They said, “It’s just a lost dog, you know?”
No. I don’t know. This dog is my child. He’s my best friend and he means everything to me. It’s not just a fucking lost dog, you fucking asshole.
I would rather not get the cops involved. They’ve been so unhelpful, but if that is what I have to do, it is what I have to do. This is crazy to me. This is insane. I can’t believe this happened and I can’t believe it was my mom the whole time.
I just want to get my dog tomorrow and head back to my apartment and put all of this behind me. I want to never see her again. But I also want her to pay because this is not fucking okay.
I am definitely not giving her phone back. I took “her” (but really my) dog as well because I don’t trust that she won’t get rid of it and she honestly doesn’t deserve animals if she’s going to leave the door open and make it look like an exterminator came in. I can’t even believe it. I found her dog in the bushes outside of the apartment. Was she just going to let it go free? I really can’t wrap my head around all of this. I’m so confused.
I can’t believe her friends helped her. I can’t believe they’re that heartless. They saw the fliers - they knew I was endlessly searching for my dog. I’m so pissed. I’m so hurt. I don’t know what to do. Please help.