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Little Girl Was Heartbroken Over Her Dognapped Puppy, But The Thieves Had A Change Of Heart

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Ryan Hood and his wife Elena Sardi were living every parent's worst nightmare when they discovered their home had been broken into.

Elena and her daughter Maia were just returning home from a doctor's appointment when they discovered their house had been burgled. A team of thieves managed to steal the family's iPad, a laptop, and some of Elena's jewelry. But, shockingly, they had also taken the family's pet dog.

Sasha had only been with the family for a week before she was stolen.Victoria Police

Sasha, an eight-week-old Labrador, had only been living with the family for a week when she was dognapped. She had been sleeping in the family's backyard during the home invasion and was apparently taken by the thieves. While the entire family said they were "heartbroken," four-year-old Maia took the news the hardest.

Maia was "devastated" to learn Sasha had been dognapped.ABC News

"She's an only child and the only addition to the family would be a pet and we picked the dog, we picked Sasha and Sasha picked us," Ryan explained. Soon the pet theft was national news in Australia, and Maia's parents pleaded on TV for little Sasha to found safe and sound.

The family pleaded on TV for Sasha to be returned.ABC News

The family also worried about Sasha's safety, since she has a serious medical condition and isn't supposed to interact with other dogs.

"I don't care about the rest but the dog, we want her home as soon as possible," Elena said. Luckily, someone out there was listening to her.

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