Community Rallies to Find Kidnapped Dogs

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

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January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - The community is rallying around a couple who is trying desperately to find the dogs that they say they rescued and nursed back to health.

Gilly and Gabby are two Boston Terriers live in the Elmwood Village with their owners. The couple said they went on a trip, leaving the dogs with a sitter. The woman took the dogs for a walk on the night of January 4th at 10 p.m. when four men approached her. Two men were on foot, the others were in a car. They were dressed in black and wearing bandannas on their faces.

The woman got spooked, dropped the leashes and ran away. Luckily, she got away safely. Unfortunately, the men snatched the dogs up.

"They make us laugh everyday and our family and friends enjoy being around them. It's definitely a tough situation but we're going to remain optimistic that we can get them back," owner Jordie Kindervater said.

Witnesses said the men got away in a light gray Chevy Impala with an E, F, and 9 in the license plate. The couple and the community have now been hanging flyers with the dogs' pictures and a Facebook page has been set up to try and find the pups.

If you have any information you are asked to call police at 847-2255.