9-year-old autistic girl's dog missing

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 23:33:17-04

One Cheektowaga woman is hoping you can help her find her 9-year-old autistic daughter's dog.

Sharlene Aviles says her Shih Tzu/Poodle Mix named 'Toby' got out of their yard Sunday and was picked up by someone in a car who saved the dog from being hit by a car.

Aviles says the woman asked around the neighborhood to find Toby's owners before taking off with him.

Aviles says this has left her daughter, Elise, quite distraught.

7 Eyewitness News reached out to Cheektowaga Police who says they've yet to hear reports that Toby was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call Town of Cheektowaga Animal Control at (716) 686-3525.