Animal rescuer has dogs, truck stolen while working
10:15 AM CDT on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thomas Planchet / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS - An animal rescuer with the Humane Society of Louisiana says she had her truck stolen while three of her beloved animals were inside Monday morning inside a warehouse on North Claiborne Avenue and that attempts to alert police and call 911 proved frustrating.
Shoshana Rothschild said she heard someone starting up her truck around 10:30 a.m. Monday and before she could reach the vehicle a thief was speeding away with it and her pets.
Rothschild said the stolen pets included a 180-pound St. Bernard-Doberman mix called ‘John Deere;’ a black and tan Miniature Pinscher named ‘Little Man;’ and a Miniature Pinscher-Dachsund mix called ‘Tick.’ According to a press release from Jeff Dorson of the Humane Society, Rothschild immediately called 911 to ask for help and ended up calling several times in the late morning and early afternoon but said she received no response and that future calls were unreturned. “My own police department never even bothered to show up to take a report,” the release quoted Rothschild as saying. Rothschild said she and her sister eventually flagged down a police car and were told to go fill out a report at the First District police station, which she did. Rothschild’s truck is described as a tan 2003 Chevy Silverado, 2500 HD Series, with an extended cab bearing a Texas license plate 40CV73. An animal sticker/magnet was on the back with a white and black footprint reading “Save Animals.”