Terminally ill girl gifted new puppy after hers was stolen

(Photo courtesy Burlington Police Department)

On Aug. 4 there was a break-in at 8-year-old Dakaia Gray's Burlington house.

Her 11-week-old American Bully was a pup that comforted Dakaia.

That puppy was stolen from her.

After her story aired, several people stepped up with offers of a new puppy.

She had many to choose from and picked just one, but the family still hopes for a reunion with Annabella someday.

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The Burlington Police Department is urging the public to notify them if you find a puppy that was stolen from a girl with a terminal illness.

BPD Ofc. Clint Lyons said the home of Shala Browning and her daughter Dakaia Gray was broken into August 4 and their 11-week-old puppy Annabella May was stolen.

Officer Lyons said the American Bully puppy was Gray's companion dog and was going to be trained to be a service dog.

If you see Annabella May call police at (336) 229-3500.

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