4 months after a present canine was stolen in Memphis with the automotive she was inside, police arrested the person accountable. Sadly for her mother, the canine continues to be lacking.
Oakley the English Cocker Spaniel’s disappearance serves as a tragic reminder that automotive thieves don’t care in regards to the canines inside or the folks they’re hurting once they abscond with greater than property.
Extra Than Simply Property Theft
Megan McCoy, Oakley’s mother, isn’t even from Memphis. She and her canine had been on their method house after Oakley competed within the North American Diving Canines Nationwide Showcase in Missouri when the automotive and canine had been stolen.
They briefly stopped at a Chipotle, and McCoy locked the automotive doorways whereas going inside. When she got here out, the automotive was gone together with Oakley.
After 4 months of agonizing over her poor canine’s whereabouts, police discovered the thief and McCoy’s stolen automotive, however not Oakley. In February 2022, the Memphis Police Multi-Company Gang Unit (MGU) arrested a number of gang members associated to a collection of auto thefts. They confirmed that 22-year-old Demarcus Humphrey was the person answerable for the October 2021 theft that led to the disappearance of Oakley.
Clearly, a lacking member of the family is the extra vital factor than a hunk of steel. McCoy is just not giving up on discovering Oakley, even when police can’t.
McCoy lives eight hours away from Memphis, however she stated she’s appreciated the dog-loving neighborhood’s assist. Folks have posted everywhere in the web, hoping somebody acknowledges Oakley’s face.
“As many dangerous folks as I’ve encountered in Memphis, I’ve encountered twice as many good. The canine neighborhood as a complete has simply been great.”
Nonetheless, day by day her canine is lacking hurts extra.
“It’s been very tough. My canines are like my children. I don’t have children of my very own; I simply have my canines.”
Oakley’s Whereabouts Are Nonetheless Unknown
McCoy stated she actually believes Oakley “is in someone’s possession.” Although her automotive has been recovered, she wonders why police can’t discover extra helpful proof inside it to assist monitor her canine down.
“There was proof present in my automotive after it was launched to me. We turned it over to police. To me, it was sort of “why did that occur? Why wasn’t it searched extra totally?””
Early in 2022, McCoy employed a non-public investigator to assist her discover Oakley. She nonetheless thinks her canine will return to her eventually.
“We’re undoubtedly not giving up on our seek for Oakley. We imagine she continues to be on the market. We have now no motive to imagine in any other case.”
McCoy is providing a $1,000 reward for any credible data that may lead her to Oakley. The Paw Enhance web page for Oakley might be discovered here. For those who see her or have any helpful data, name 904-614-9925.
You possibly can keep away from the same heartbreaking destiny by by no means leaving your canines in your automotive, even only for a second. For those who can’t carry a canine inside someplace, go away them with one other trusted particular person. Automobile thieves don’t care about your canines.