Veteran asking for return of service dog after car was stolen with her inside

Posted at 9:19 AM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 11:19:29-04

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    GLENDALE, AZ (KXNV) — A Valley veteran is heartbroken after someone stole his service dog, named Lady Bug, Monday night.

Jack Steinman was running an errand at an Auto Zone near 57th Avenue and Camelback in Glendale with a friend. He says he just needed to pick up brake pads so he left Lady Bug in the locked car with the engine and air conditioning running to keep her cool.

While he was in the store, someone stole his car with Lady Bug inside. Jack says he parked right near the front door so he’s convinced whoever stole the car and Lady Bug was watching the parking lot.

Jack doesn’t care about the car but he is hoping to get Lady Bug back.

“If she comes back, I guarantee you she will never leave my side,” said Jack. “I don’t care if I go to the ends of the Earth.”

The 76-year-old says Lady Bug is his best friend. He couldn’t sleep Monday night because he’s hoping she will be okay. “This is the first time since she’s been with me that she hasn’t been home.”

Lady Bug is a two-and-a-half-year-old Poodle mix. She’s all white and as of Monday night did have bows in her hair. The stolen car is a 2008 Suzuki with an Arizona disability license plate.

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