Cape Coral family claims woman stole lost dog

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Southwest Florida family is heartbroken because their dog has been missing for over a week.

“She was more than a dog to me. She was my little girl,” said Aixabely Gonzalez.

Gonzalez says Nikki, her 1 1/2 year old Chihuahua, Russell Terrier mix has been missing since early July.

“We raised her and, you know, you get attached, she was a part of the family,” she said.

Tuesday, Gonzalez says her missing dog was located from her microchip. The lady who found Nikki brought her to the Banfield Animal Hospital at a Cape Coral PetSmart.

Banfield connected her to the woman who found her dog.

A spokesperson from Banfield tells WINK News “It was our understanding that a reunion was imminent. And in the case of a lost pet, this is the best we can hope for.”

“She was very nice, ‘oh I am going to bring you your dog back’ and got my address. When she called an hour later, when she wasn’t in front of the vet, she kind of sounded a little suspicious, kind of giving me the runaround,” said Gonzalez.

The woman never showed up so Gonzalez kept calling and texting her. Eventually the woman who found the dog claimed the dog nipped at her daughter and felt threatened by Gonzalez and sent a final text saying she let the dog go.

WINK News called the woman’s number numerous times, but no answer. Now Gonzalez is left to wonder where her little Nikki is.

“I don’t wish any harm on anybody or get it to this point, or involve the police. I just want her back,” said Gonzalez.

If you have seen the dog, call the Cape Coral Police Department.

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