KLANG: Mary Lim, 50, and her husband, Nick Ooi, 58, had never imagined they would be subjugated to sheer misery for deciding to go out on an outing on Aug 31 last year.
In the six hours they were out from their home in Section 19, Petaling Jaya, their house was broken into and valuables stolen.
Besides stealing some watches, handbags, new clothes and RM3,000 in cash, the robbers also carted away the family’s beloved pet dogs.
"We are not actually bothered about the money and things that were stolen but are very heartbroken at the loss of our beloved pets.
"They took away our Cocker Spaniel Goodluck as well as our Malteses Mae-Mae and Titi," said Lim.
She added that the thieves had also taken the dogs’ carriers and beds with them.
Neighbours informed Lim they had spotted four men breaking into her home and coming out with the three dogs that were inside the house.
"We arrived home at about 9pm to find our house literally flipped upside down.
"Neighbour told us what happened and we immediately lodged a report at the Seapark police station," said Lim.
She added that neither she nor any of the neighbours had CCTVs installed in their homes and therefore there was no footage of the incident.
Lim said she and her husband have been uploading posters of the lost dogs as well as going to veterinary clinics and pet shops in search of their pets with the hope of finding them.
Luckily, Mae-Mae was found by a jogger at a roadside in Rawang about a month after Lim’s house was robbed.
"She was matted, skinny, starving and covered with blisters as well as suffered from severe eye infection. The man took pity on her and took her home, cleaned her up and fed her," said Lim.
The Good Samaritan spotted Lim's plea for her stolen dogs to be returned on social media and duly contacted her.
She said both she and her husband were rankled that Goodluck and Titi were still missing.
According to Lim, her dogs were "useless" if the thieves intended to breed them as they were all neutered.
She also added that all three canines were seniors with Goodluck being almost 11 while Mae-Mae and Titi were 10 and eight years old, respectively.
Lim said they have not stopped looking for their beloved pets and will continue searching as long as they are able to.
"Since Mae-Mae was dumped, we believe the same could have happened to Titi and Goodluck, ” said Lim.
Lim said she hoped anyone finding both or either one of the dogs would take them in and contact her at 013-659 9493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.