Police call on public to help find puppy stolen from ER nurse's home

Police call on public to help find puppy stolen from ER nurse’s home as she fought coronavirus

Police are appealing for help in finding a puppy stolen from a healthcare worker on the frontlines of the battle against coronavirus.

According to reports, Max, an 11-week-old Malinois pup, was stolen on Saturday from the home of Shaila Sheikh in Concord, California.

Authorities have now put out word for the public to assist them in the search for Max, who is believed to have been taken by a man on a bike while Shaila was at work.

Concord Police Department

Shaila, an emergency room nurse, told CNN: “I was heartbroken,” she said. “Max was helping us start over as a family. I had just moved and it was my kids and me. We had started a new chapter, and Max was an early birthday present for my son.”

As of Tuesday, there have been no updates as to Max’s disappearance. Shaila says her kids are devastated:

“(They) miss him so much,” she said. “I’m still holding on to hope. My family coworkers and friends are super supportive and have help raised reward money.”

PLEASE HELP US FIND THIS ADORABLE PUPPY❗️❗️Warning ⚠️ , you’re about to get really mad 😡!This is Max. He is an 11-week-old Malinois puppy. Today, around 10:00 am, Max was stolen from the garage of his owners’ house on Montgomery Ave. 😡The suspect is described as an adult male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt (red patches on elbows), dark ball cap, blue jeans, dark shoes, and blue rubber gloves. He carried Max away from the area riding a gold and white bicycle.If you see Max, know his whereabouts, or recognize this thief, please call Concord Dispatch at (925) 671-3333 and refer to case #20-4193. Max’s family misses him so much 💔…. ~454#puppythief #FindMax #pleasehelp #concordpd

Posted by Concord Police Department on Saturday, April 18, 2020

How anyone could do this is beyond me, let alone when the world needs us to come together more than ever. Shaila says there has been a void left by Max’s disappearance, describing the family home as having a “hole” where he used to be.

Please let us help the authorities by finding the evil soul responsible for this.

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