Puppy stolen from family trying to rebuild life after devastating fire

Family Devastated After Puppy Stolen From Porch
Family Devastated After Puppy Stolen From Porch

A West Michigan family, who recently relocated after losing their home in a fire, is desperately searching for their Husky puppy, Snowball, who was reportedly stolen from their porch on Sunday evening.

Our puppy Snowball was taken on Dec 6, I am hoping adding another picture that show Snowballs eyes as they are two...

Posted by Mary Kempker on Monday, December 7, 2015

"My kids are heartbroken over this and we just want him back," Mary Kempker pleaded in her post on the "We are Westsiders" Facebook page-- a post which has been shared nearly 2,000 times since then.

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Kempker said Snowball has been a big comfort for her children since the family had to move after a fire destroyed their previous residence in March. %shareLinks-quote="He's just a member of the family." type="quote" author="Mary Kempker" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"% Kempker claims that Snowball was taken from their porch at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, after she left the pup tied up outside to use the bathroom.

"When I came to get him he was untied and gone," Kempker said.

The family is offering a $250 reward for the return of her puppy, and while they have reported the incident to police, they are ultimately hoping that benevolent social media users will share their story and help them locate their beloved pet.

It wouldn't be the first time this has happened, as just a few days ago the online community successfully helped a woman track down a couple so she could share the beautiful photo she unwittingly snapped of their proposal.

C'mon Internet, we believe in you.

Hopefully, the Kempker's story has a happy ending like this one:

Puppy Stolen with Pickup Truck Found; Reunited with Kansas Owner
Puppy Stolen with Pickup Truck Found; Reunited with Kansas Owner

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