Thursday , 26 April 2018

Letter to the Editor: How Can We Get Our Dog Back?

Submitted by Gabriela Hernandez

My family and I were on vacation during the holidays and my mom stayed with our dog Lola, a Yorkie, at our house. When we returned home, Lola was gone. 

The story that we have pieced together is that somehow, our dog got out and one of our neighbors called the City of McKinney Animal Control, which took her to the Collin County Shelter on Dec. 26. The people at animal control gave her up for adoption to Moka Dog Rescue on the 2nd of January. We got home January 3rd at night. On the fourth we went looking door to door looking for her because she’s part of our family.

We called animal control since we found out she was there Saturday through Monday. They claimed they didn’t have a Yorkie even though our neighbor took her there. On Tuesday,  I went to the Collin County Animal Shelter and they told me they did not have her. Finally a volunteer said she remembered our dog and that it had already been given up for adoption, even though Lola did have tags, but they had our former address and phone number on them. They would not give us the information of the people who adopted her. 

They told us inhumanely that we could adopt another one. Even though I explained to them that my younger son has been crying, missing her, because we raised her since she was a puppy. No one has helped me, not even the court and we are suffering a lot because we know someone has her and they won’t give her back.

Someone from the police department commented that you guys could help me! I’m desperate and feel it’s not fair that they allowed Lola to be adopted, especially during the holidays when so many people travel.

I hope you can help me pursue my case to find the person that has my dog. I hope the people who adopted our dog might read this and understand and be willing to contact me. 


Gabriela Hernandez
McKinney resident

Photo:  Diego with his dog, Lola


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