Dog gone after burglary, boy heartbroken

2012-11-27 09:45
Dewan sits with his dog Asjas.

Dewan sits with his dog Asjas.

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Johannesburg - A 7-year-old boy has been left heartbroken after finding that his dog disappeared following a burglary at his family’s home in Roodepoort.

Dewan Grobler was already sad about his bike being stolen but when he realised his best friend was also missing, he couldn’t hold back the tears, reported Beeld.

Asjas, a 1-year-old Dachshund who also went by the name of AJ was always with Dewan and they were inseparable.

The burglary happened on Friday and the boy’s father, Riaan Grobler, said they immediately knew something was wrong when they got back on Friday evening and saw the gate was open and gardening equipment was lying in the front garden.

The burglar bars of one of the bedroom windows had been ripped open and the family’s TV, DVD player, kettle and bathroom scale were missing as well as jewellery.

But then they saw that the dog was missing too.

“Dewan’s heart is broken,” said Grobler.

He said the dog was like a friend to his son who was a single child.

Grobler said they hoped the dog had just slipped out the gate and had been picked up by someone.

They hoped the robbers hadn’t taken the dog too.

“That is a horrible thought,” said Grobler.

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