Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DOGGED DETERMINATION: Pups Go Missing After Avondale Burglary

UPDATE MARCH 14, 12:15AM: Pierre and Rue have been found. In an email forwarded to us, Charlie Gurion says he was contacted tonight by a man saw who saw an ad about the missing dogs on Craigslist:
He found them in Humboldt Park last night before the storm while coming home from the laundromat with his kids. They took them back to their home and kept them safe.
We are beyond thankful for everyone's love and support…Our house and family are whole again!Two weeks ago, Avondale residents 
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David Wilk and Charlie Gurion made headlines. 

They were the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in Illinois after a federal judge ruled that Cook County residents need not wait for the state's same-sex marriage law to take effect on June 1.

Tonight, they're in the news for a much less pleasant reason.

Image: CWB reader "B"
From our inbox:
My friends house was burglarized near Belmont and Sacramento this morning and they returned to find their security system, electronics and their two French Bulldogs missing. Pierre is a 9-month-old French bulldog and Rue is a 2-year-old French Bulldog who is deaf.
Pierre is gray and is about 20 pounds, and Rue is white with tan spots and is about 18 pounds.
They aren’t sure if the dogs were taken in the robbery or if they ran out at some point during, but are desperate to get them home.
Anyone with information should contact David at.... david@sharethis.com
I saw your post about Norito a few months back and was inspired to look, so if you could help and please post we would really appreciate it.
Why not? Norito found his way home, let's give it a whirl for Pierre and Rue.

11 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you find your adorable puppies very soon. How did the burglars get in?

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  2. The story mentions a security system. Was it armed? What system was it? I'm considering a security system for my condo. Any suggestions?

    Also...I pray the pooches are found/returned. I have a dog and he is MY LIFE! : ) Prayers to you.

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    1. And how did the security system come up "missing" too?

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  3. Forced entry. They broke down the front door.

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    1. I'm glad your puppies were found.

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  4. I cannot imagine...my dog is my heart....I hope they are found soon

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    1. The pups have been found and returned home per newscast this evening.

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  5. Hey CBTW, you missed this story: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140311/lakeview/broadway-youth-center-ends-drop-in-service-for-week-after-fight-church

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    1. Nope. We had it. We appreciate the looking out, though

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/03/consequences-following-fight-youth.html

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  6. Chicago Tribune story:
    Missing French bulldogs back home after North Side break-in
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-couple-asks-for-help-finding-dogs-missing-after-burglary-20140311,0,6746589.story

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this story! Thank goodness the puppies were found!

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