Dog Who Chewed Off Owner's Toes Now Missing

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

The search continues for a dog, stolen from a Lexington paraplegic man.

Terry Smith just got his dog, China, back in February. She was quarantined after chewing off his toes.

Despite that, Smith says China is one of his best friends, but after coming home from a hospital stay on Monday, he says the dog was nowhere to be found.

"I opened the door and she wasn't there to greet me like she always is," said Smith. "At that point, I knew she was gone."

Smith is concerned someone may use his dog to fight. "That has always been my concern, I don't understand it, but people do it all the time," said Smith.

Smith says China basically looks the same, only bigger. She weighs about 50 pounds. If you believe you've seen China you are asked to contact your local police department or animal shelter.

Smith is offering a reward for the dog's safe return.

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  • by Heather Location: Laurel on May 16, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    I feel sorry for the dog and it's so stupid that some low life person would steal a dog from someones home. I hope this so called person is found and punished. I pray the dog will be ok!
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on May 15, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    Stealing the man's dog is lower than whale blank on the bottom of the ocean.
  • by SR Location: Lexington on May 15, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    I hope that China is returned to her owner safe and harm free.
  • by K Location: Lexington on May 15, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    I really hope he finds his dog! Mine has been missing for 3 weeks now and it breaks my heart. Hopefully somebody will find China and bring her home.
  • by Big Bad Jim Location: A legend in his own mind on May 15, 2008 at 09:00 AM
    Oooo Jim you scare me. Hurt that dog and I will find you and do the same, ooo you scare me.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on May 15, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    I'm just glad his dog's name is China instead of Korea or he'd have to eat himself!
  • by lynda Location: ky on May 15, 2008 at 07:57 AM
    i hope you find china and that she is ok. i know i would be lost without my dog. forget those like Jim that post stupid comments because they have nothing better to do with themselves and have no compassion for humans or animals..
  • by ann Location: anywhere on May 15, 2008 at 07:34 AM
    Very well said Ramona, Daniel and Wow.People in this day and time have no compassion for anything. It's all about #1. I hope China is found safe from harm. Any decent human being would feel the same way, unlike Jim and Melissa. They have some major issues to deal with. I cannot believe the stupidity of people in this country.
  • by Joey Location: KY on May 15, 2008 at 07:00 AM
    If the humane society would just invest in a tow (toe) truck, they might just be able to help find this dog. I heard he escaped on foot (one not being his own) and might be hanging out with a few toeds (toads). If you play music from Toad (toed) and the Wet Sprockets, he'll come running.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on May 15, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    If I see the dog I will baby it to death until I can get it back to it's owner. It is clear as a bell he loves China and the negative comments are a waste of space!If these people had "something" , if they are capable of caring for anything or anyone, gone they would want it back. They should be ashamed as well as whomever took the dog. Is there any chance China just ran away? Maybe she thought she was going to find her owner.My dogs miss me terribly bad when I am gone.I sure hope he gets her back SAFELY!!!
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