When Military veteran Geoff Hoffman got here residence from work on Wednesday, December 20, he was alarmed to see his entrance gate and entrance door huge open. Whereas he had been at work, robbers had entered his residence, apparently inquisitive about his valuables at first; however in the long run, all they took was his Three-year-old pit bull, Bridget. In an interview with KFOR that Hoffman did in his home, he mentioned:
“I simply need her again. I put an indication right here. Take what you need however carry again my canine. That’s all I would like. You’ll be able to have my TV. I don’t care. Simply carry again my canine.”
It took a number of agonizing days, however Bridget was discovered on the aspect of a rural street early within the morning on Christmas Eve. She was injured and chilly, however alive.
Hoffman bought on social media early and infrequently as soon as he realized that Bridget had been stolen, beginning the social media pattern #BringBridgetBack to unfold data far and huge within the hopes of placing strain on whoever stole Bridget or getting a tip from anyone who had seen her. The media picked up the story shortly. Right here’s the interview Hoffman did with KFOR.
Hoffman’s description of Bridget’s situation when she was discovered is heartbreaking:
“She was nonetheless sporting her massive pink flower collar along with her title tag, however my cellphone quantity had been scratched off. She was additionally wrapped up in my leash, which suggests she was positively stolen from my home. Sadly, she was not with out damage. Except for spending at the least one night time in beneath freezing circumstances, she has a number of deep lacerations to her entrance left leg and her eyes have been pink and swollen. She was very dehydrated, had blood in her stool, and a few type of rash throughout her physique. The poor factor was exhausted.
She was rushed to the emergency vet clinic and I met them there. The twinkle in her eyes and the everyday ever-present smile on her face have been gone, however with numerous sleep tucked underneath the covers of my mattress, just a few hearty meals, and many tender dwelling care, I do know she might be good as new very quickly. Bridget is a soul full of affection and affection. Nothing will maintain down her spirit of affection. As exhausted, hungry, thirsty, injured, and chilly as she was, even on the emergency vet, each time she noticed a brand new individual, she wished to make buddies with them.”
As a manner of paying it ahead to thank all of the individuals who helped unfold the phrase about Bridget’s disappearance, Hoffman plans to share intimately every little thing he did to seek out Bridget within the hopes that it’ll assist anyone else if their canine goes lacking. That data might be posted on Fb underneath #BringBridgetBack.
A GoFundMe account has been set as much as assist pay for Bridget’s vet payments as she recovers from her horrific ordeal.
(H/T: KFOR, Fb, KOCO)