VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A family in Virginia Beach says someone stole their husky while they were cleaning up their home and yard after Hurricane Dorian passed by Hampton Roads.
It was Saturday, September 7. Members of the Mallory family were outside doing yard work in their Birdneck Point neighborhood, and that was the last time they saw Luna.
“We were out in the yard cleaning up after the storm, we had a tree fall on our garage and so we were picking up and she was thinking she was helping, and then we turned around and she was gone,” said Lori Mallory.
At first Mallory thought that Luna had gone to visit the neighbors, as she’s gone to different neighbors’ homes before, but always came back.
“She knows the neighborhood, she knows all the neighbors in the neighborhood and their pets,” she said.
But after a few hours, they knew something was wrong.
The family put up missing dog signs in the neighborhood and wrote about what happened on social media.
A neighbor called them a few days later and said she had saw Luna being walked by a man near the golf course by their home, but they still haven’t found her.
“She noticed she saw Luna walking with a man who had her on the leash on the golf course. At the time she thought, that was strange, that’s not Luna’s dad, and she thinks she even said ‘hi Luna’ and she looked at the man and he kept walking.”
The family filed a police reporter and is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who finds her.
They’ve also continue to check shelters, and say Luna does have a microchip.
“We’re praying somebody seen something and will give us a call,” Mallory said.
The family says they’re also asking their neighbors who have cameras to check back and see if they saw Luna or the man.
10 On Your Side’s Deanna Bettineschi spoke to the Mallory family, who shared a video showing the last time they saw Luna. Watch Deanna’s report tonight on WAVY News 10 at 4 and 5 p.m.