Dog last seen in car
By LYNDAL GAWEN ? THE last time anyone saw Amanda Patterson's pet dog, Boof, it was getting into an older style green Commodore sedan at Yeppoon.
"What's to be gained by stealing a dog,'' Miss Patterson's boyfriend Ryan van Haalen said.
"It was de-sexed. Maybe because he's so big they think he's vicious, but he's not,'' he said.
"He's a big sook,'' Miss Patterson said.
She is now hoping that the people who stole her dog are not going to use it to fight other dogs.
Miss Patterson's mum, Connie, who runs the fish and chip shop at Cedar Park Shopping Centre, was looking after him.
"He was the back car park dog,'' she said, "he was always around the back door area of the shop.''
Ms Patterson said Boof had been in the back car park on Friday for about five minutes when the young girl who works for her came back in saying that he had been taken away in a green car.
Since the theft at 5.25pm police have been called, and Miss Patterson and her boyfriend have been making flyers, placing them on every notice board, windscreen and lightpole in the hope someone will have some information.
"I just hope they're not hurting him or using him for dog fights,'' she said.
Miss Patterson asked that he be dropped off where he was taken.