Dog stolen from Cape Coral home

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. Denise Franklin starts each morning by taking her two dogs outside, but on Saturday something was different.

Princeton on the left, Mia on the right.

When Franklin opened the front door to let her dogs named Princeton and Mia back inside the house on the 500 block on Northeast 6th Place one of them did not return.

“I heard a car door slam outside. I didn’t think nothing of it because I thought it was my neighbor,” Franklin said.

After searching all over the yard and surrounding streets, Franklin quickly realized 5-year-old Princeton was nowhere to be found.

“He would never run away. He always goes outside and comes back,”she said.

Franklin quickly notified the Cape Coral Police Department, but they have not found any clues as to where the dog could be.

5-year-old Princeton

“It’s really scary to know that someone is just going to take your dog from the front of your house. It was a shock,” she said.

Franklin did not give anyone permission to take her dog and told police she wishes to press charges if a suspect is identified.

Anyone with information should contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.

“I’m just hoping that he’s safe out there. You know, people can be cruel to animals and I’m just praying that he’s safe out there. Praying for him every day,” she said.

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