The Advertiser reports Rhiannon Green purchased the puppy she named Erin Phillips, after the Adelaide Crows Women’s player earlier this month through a Facebook page.
A week into her new puppy Mum life, she received a Facebook message from a stranger offering food and bedding after seeing her purchase pup through the page.
Rhiannon said, “She offered to drop the stuff off for free, food, bedding and blanket.”
When the stranger brought over her offerings to Ms Green’s Davoren Park address, she was preoccupied accepting the bag of goods from the woman, and did not notice her taking the dog!
“By the time I got out of there (my doorway) she was halfway down the driveway. It was shock, I started running, and screamed at them (the car driving away).”
Luckily, the ordeal was captured on CCTV footage from her property, including the moment of the dognapping and the stranger driving away.
“She got out of the front seat (on arrival) and got back into the back seat (on her departure), this was planned,” Rhiannon shared.
“I was on the floor in tears, I honestly couldn’t breathe properly.”
Ms Green is pleading to the thief to return her puppy.
“I used all the money I had saved up to buy her ($1300).
“I am furious, but there’s no point in being aggressive, because it’s done now. At the end of the day, if I know she’s safe and can get updates on her that’s OK, but if not, I want her home.”
This article originally appeared on The Advertiser.