The story of the dog Darla and her owner: after the kidnapping, the two manage to help a woman with drug problems
The dog in the photos is called Darla and it’s a 3 year old Shar-pei that was kidnapped last June. The puppy was on the porch of her house and was enjoying the sun, when someone slipped through the gate that remained open and took her away from the love of her family.
Its owner, a man named Brayden Morton, he heard noises and immediately looked out to see what was happening. When he realized that Darla was gone, he rushed down the street, but all he saw was a blue color van which started at full speed.
For years Brayden has fought against drug addiction. He tried to seek treatment 16 times, before get out of it for good. Giving her had been a fundamental help to him and the very thought of never seeing him again broke his heart.
He reported the affair to the police and offered a reward of five thousand dollars to anyone who had given him useful information in order to find his dog. There have been several reports received, but each time it was a hole in the water. Then came that message, a woman claiming she saw a blue van in a parking lot with a dog inside that looked just like Darla’s photos.
The finding of Darla
Brayden rushed to the indicated location and found that same van parked, but it was empty. Then, he got a call from one woman in tears asking for his forgiveness. At that moment the man realized that she was the kidnapper of his dog and he thought to reassure her and tell her that he was not angry with her. After giving her a appointment and promised the $ 5,000, he went to meet her.
She showed up with Darla, I couldn’t believe it. When I looked that woman in the eye, I recognized the bad version of myself. He was a drug addict, I had no doubts. I couldn’t give her $ 5,000, because she would have spent it on hurting herself. So I offered to pay for her rehabilitation. She said yes, she burst into tears and hugged me.
Later, Brayden discovered that the woman had stolen the dog because she had read a announcement of some people looking for a $ 150 Shar-pei.
I decided not to report her and now, thanks to my Darla, she will be able to take back her life just like I did.