San Francisco woman offers $7,000 reward and hires plane to find her stolen dog

A woman from San Francisco is offering a reward of $7,000 and also hired a plane to fly over the city to search for her blue-eyed miniature Australian Shepherd which was stolen from outside a grocery store last weekend.

The plane, which costs an additional $1200 will be flying a banner with the website she set up to find her dog, Jackson, which was stolen in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Saturday last week.

Emilie Talermo said she was doing everything she could to find her 5-year-old dog. “I am just one person and I really need help getting the word out there,” Talermo said.

Surveillance video from the grocery store shows a man in a hoodie approaching the bench where Jackson was tied up.

Talermo and her friends have distributed thousands of flyers with the photo of the dog with a white, black, and gray fur and bright blue eyes.

She set up a website where she’s offering a $7,000 reward and even opened an account for the sweet-faced dog on Tinder.

“He’s always with me. It’s a very real love,” Talermo said in a breaking voice. “I just need help finding him.”

She hired an airplane to fly a banner that will have the search website address on it and will circle over San Francisco and Oakland for two hours Friday.

To help finance her search, Talermo launched a GoFundMe, where she has raised more than $7,000 since Tuesday. She plans to donate the extra money to Rocket Dog Rescue.

Talermo said she got the 5-year-old Jackson in New York. They moved to Los Angeles and then to San Francisco. “Those people I’ve met throughout the years know my love for this dog. I’m just blown away by everyone’s support,” she said.

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