The owner of two stolen French Bulldogs is pleading for their return.
(KPIX) — OAKLAND, Calif. After her two French Bulldogs were stolen Saturday morning, an Oakland pet owner is hoping to get them back safely.
It's the latest in a series of robberies and thefts targeting the breed in the Bay Area.
They are, without a doubt, my children. Lynne McInnes, a theft victim, said, "It's been the three of us for years."
McInnes not only filed a police report in Oakland, but he also distributed flyers in the parking area where the theft occurred. She also disseminated the information over social media.
McInnes remarked, We had a pretty terrific hike this morning.
McInnes said she stopped into a CVS store on Redwood Road in Oakland at 9 a.m. after a Saturday morning trek with her Frenchies, six-year-old Jimmy and seven-year-old Jamon. She returned to find a shattered car window and the dogs had vanished.
Total shock, total shock, total shock, total shock, total shock, total shock, total shock, It's just incredulity, McInnes added.
According to police, there has been a significant increase in robberies and thefts targeting French Bulldogs in the Bay Area over the previous two years.
According to experts, the breed is fashionable and pricey.
They don't have large litters; one, two, three, or four would be considered a large litter. And they deliver them via C-section simply to ensure that they get in there, collect them, and rescue them all, according to Kimberly Meredith, vice president of the Contra Costa County Kennel Club.