Terrible news. Kristina Rickard's (Dream Hi Akitas) van was stolen while it was parked last night at the hotel in Long Beach, CA. They don't know when it was stolen, but it was gone this morning (11/30/10). It has Trace (Top 5 Akita) and a young female Akita, and two corgis in it. Please cross post this to every list you are on and get the news out. Anyone in the Southern California area, please notify your vets office and local animal control in case the dogs are found, turned loose or taken to a vet. http://www.akitasdreamhi.com shows a photos of Trace, I don't have info on other dogs.
If anyone knows how to get this on the local news, MSN, etc. it would be a great help. Tom Rickard is on his way to Long Beach right now, and Lori is at home manning the phones, and Nener (Kristina) and David have Tamera Houser driving to hotel right now, so they will have help and wheels. Nener's cell phone is: --please do not call to talk, but only if information is found or you have amazing suggestion--please text if possible. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org . The police have already come to take a statement and hopefully they will be a great help.
2006 White Chevy Express Cargo Van, California license 8D20252, with a big black box on the back and three dog stickers on the back windows. If anyone was to see this van on the side of the road or parking lot, please report asap and check on the dogs. Hopefully, they will be found inside.
Here is an ad/reward with pictures of the dogs:
Here is a link to the news story.
Here is the Craigslist post that was put up today! Please spread the word!!! Lets get these dogs back to their owners! http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pet/2087397890.html