A Lexington family says they were shocked to discover someone had removed a window from their home, gone inside, and taken not electronics or jewelry, but puppies.
The Brewer family has been breeding bulldog puppies for a couple of years, but today, they're missing two of their latest litter. They say they're the victims of a puppy burglar.
"I don't want to press charges on anyone. I just want these pups back," says Quey Brewer.
James Brewer says he came home Thursday to find a back window had been completely removed, the puppy gate knocked over, and two 8-week-old puppies gone. He says the burglars left behind electronics and even the puppies' registration papers.
"The puppies that were stolen are members of our family. They're not just pets or animals that are sold for profit," says Quey.
Quey says the burglary has deeply affected her family.
"We feel devastated. We feel violated. Our home has been broken into four times since we've been here in '01. Our kids don't feel safe in our home," she says.
The family is so concerned for their safety after past break-ins that they ordered security cameras, but the technician hadn't installed them yet. Quey says her biggest worry right now is the safety of her puppies.
"I was in a panic mode. There's just a lot of special needs that these dogs have. That's the first thing I think of. These people don't know what kind of dog food these pups are on. They don't know when they need to be wormed. They need shots," she says.
Quey says she's willing to take the puppies back no questions asked.
"Drop them off so they can be returned to us. I don't need to press charges. I just need these babies back," she says.
The Brewers say that, without the registration papers, the puppies are worth between $800 and $1,000. They usually sell the puppies for $2,600 apiece to pay for their son's private education.