Orelia family devastated after 11-month-old puppy stolen from yard


Jessica Witehira claims her family pet Jonah was stolen on Sunday night.
Jessica Witehira claims her family pet Jonah was stolen on Sunday night.

AN Orelia family are devastated after their 11-month-old Rottweiler puppy Jonah was stolen from their backyard.

Jessica Witehira said she was putting her son to sleep about 7pm on Sunday night and heard a commotion near her neighbour’s house.

“I looked out the window and saw a man on the other side of the fence,” she said.

“He wasn’t in our yard so I went back to putting my son to sleep.”

A short time later, Ms Witehira said two young boys came to her door, saying they saw a man steal her dog.

“They said the man took our puppy and rode off with him on a pushbike,” she said.

“The boys tried to chase him near the oval.”

Ms Witehira said her backyard is secure and both gates padlocked.

She said the man could have jumped the fence or leaned over and grabbed the puppy.

The police have been notified.

Ms Witehira asked anyone with information to call 0408 803 858.