Dog found dead after dog-sitter accused of stealing family’s German shepherd

A heartbreaking update came Thursday in the search for Nani, a dog allegedly stolen by a dog-sitter in Trafford, Westmoreland County.The dog’s owner, Eva Hodgdon, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that Nani had been found dead near train tracks in Braddock.The cause of Nani’s death was not immediately known. “We are completely and utterly heartbroken and traumatized,” Hodgdon said in a Facebook post. “I never knew people in this world could be so incredibly cruel.”Charges have been filed against an Armstrong County woman accused of stealing Nani.Trafford police filed charges against 29-year-old Molly Bureau, accusing her of stealing the dog after she had agreed to watch the animal.Hodgdon said the saga started on July 1 after she connected with Bureau on Facebook. Hodgdon said she had turned to a community page to ask for a dog-sitter when Bureau reached out using a different profile.”She said that she had been a dog groomer before and that she had German shepherds, so she knew their temperament,” Hodgdon said. “She also said she was a nurse, so everything seemed to be reputable.”Hodgdon admits that was a mistake. She and her young kids had Nani for two months, and she had never needed a dog-sitter.According to Hodgdon, the same woman pictured in the Facebook profile picked up Nani on July 1. The two had agreed to meet at the woman’s home when Hodgdon returned on July 4, but the woman stopped responding to calls, texts and messages on Facebook. Bureau was taken into custody Monday.

A heartbreaking update came Thursday in the search for Nani, a dog allegedly stolen by a dog-sitter in Trafford, Westmoreland County.

The dog’s owner, Eva Hodgdon, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that Nani had been found dead near train tracks in Braddock.

The cause of Nani’s death was not immediately known.

“We are completely and utterly heartbroken and traumatized,” Hodgdon said in a Facebook post. “I never knew people in this world could be so incredibly cruel.”

Charges have been filed against an Armstrong County woman accused of stealing Nani.

Trafford police filed charges against 29-year-old Molly Bureau, accusing her of stealing the dog after she had agreed to watch the animal.

Hodgdon said the saga started on July 1 after she connected with Bureau on Facebook. Hodgdon said she had turned to a community page to ask for a dog-sitter when Bureau reached out using a different profile.

“She said that she had been a dog groomer before and that she had German shepherds, so she knew their temperament,” Hodgdon said. “She also said she was a nurse, so everything seemed to be reputable.”

Hodgdon admits that was a mistake. She and her young kids had Nani for two months, and she had never needed a dog-sitter.

According to Hodgdon, the same woman pictured in the Facebook profile picked up Nani on July 1. The two had agreed to meet at the woman’s home when Hodgdon returned on July 4, but the woman stopped responding to calls, texts and messages on Facebook.

Bureau was taken into custody Monday.

Molly Bureau

Next Post

Pet nutrition: Easy tips to feed veggies to your dog

Fri Jul 22 , 2022
Including vegetables in your pet’s diet can help boost their overall health. While meat, poultry and seafood are the primary ingredients in pet foods in general, eating fruits and vegetables can provide additional health advantage for your furry friends. From supporting their digestive system to supplying them with essential antioxidants […]