As the title suggests, this small family was devastated when they got robbed. A robbery isn’t just a monetary loss. Money can come back, but what doesn’t come back is the feeling of trust and safety that you feel on your home, on your couch, in your bed and while watching your TV. That sense of safety is irreparable and that is exactly what this family went through. But, that wasn’t all. Just days after the robbery, they were about to be surprised once again.
A DAY IN NOVEMBER
It was an average day in November of 2017 when the Sardi Family decided that three people in their family wasn’t enough and they wanted someone more ‘furry’ to be their fourth. They were about to take their daughter Maia to select a puppy from a nearby shelter. This was an exciting time for all parties. The parents turned the whole day into a trip while Maia was eager to get a friend as she was an only child.
Making the Perfect Choice
Maia had a lot of breeds to choose from, but she chose Sasha, an eight-week old Labrador who would turn out to be the perfect companion for the only child.
It’d be an understatement to say that the parents were excited for their daughter who finally had a little sister of sorts.
Maia and Sasha bonded instantly. In just a week, they became inseparable. They spent the whole day with each other and did so many things together. Maia was overjoyed with her new friend and they are inseparable. And well, Maia would eventually find out that she’s going to have to go through a lot…
It was a normal day and Elena, Maia’s mother, was taking the little girl to a routine checkup at her doctor. Unfortunately, while she left the house empty, some burglars ransacked the house and lifted everything valuable in sight. They lost pretty much all their expensive stuff.
But, the worst has yet to come when Elena and Maia discovered that Sasha was gone too…
This was the part where Elena couldn’t believe what was happening. The robbers managed to get jewelries, an iPad, a laptop and several other costly stuff. But when Elena couldn’t find Sasha, that’s where she started to panic more. She checked the whole house once, twice, thrice and she couldn’t believe that their Labrador was truly gone.
THE INVESTIGATIONS BEGINS
The policemen were instantly on the scene and as they were checking the entire house, initial thought was that maybe Sasha ran away from the broken door or a window when she saw strangers forced their entry into the house. But they found out that all signs were indicating to one thing, Sasha didn’t run away. The burglars had stolen her as well.
THE POOR GIRL
The parents were also grieving. They couldn’t believe that they had just lost a part of their family – a part that was very valuable to them. However, it was Maia who took the hardest hit. She was suffering from the robbery much more than anybody else. It broke her heart that her best friend was stolen from their house.
TRYING TO FIND SASHA
From everything I said above, it’s clear that the Sardi Family would just be relying on the police to do all the work. They took it on themselves to find the puppy and printed out flyers that they posted all over the city. They spammed social media and even gave interviews to local news reported in the hope that someone would see a picture of Sasha and recognize her.
It was a long-shot, but the family’s only shot in finding their long lost puppy.
TIME WAS TICKING
At this point, no one really cared about the lost goods other than the police. The Sardi Family and friends just cared about getting the dog back. But there was another factor to be considered..
Sasha had a serious health condition, and her time could prove out to be limited!
SETTING OUT IN THE HARSH WORLD
According to the Sardi Family, Sasha hadn’t received any of her vaccines that are supposed to keep her safe from illnesses. But, one specific thing was the fact that if she came across any other dog, she would be getting sick – Really sick.
SPEEDING UP THE SEARCH
Once Melbourne police discovered that Sasha had a medical condition and she’s basically just a disease waiting to happen, they ramped up their investigations. They had limited resources to find her, but the cops didn’t lose hope.
Wait till you see how they found her!
A GLIMMER OF HOPE
There was just one small flicker of hope. Sasha was microchipped and if she was ever brought to a vet, she would be identified and returned immediately.
TAKING TO ARMS
Maia was feeling useless as she couldn’t do anything to speed up the search. The cops were searching vets and shelters, her parents were putting up flyers, but the poor girl had to sit through it all. She couldn’t bear to sit around doing nothing and she finally decided she was going to give the search her best shot.
HER OWN INVESTIGATION
Maia was suffering from insomnia ever since Sasha was stolen and now she became more determined to find her lost puppy. She went to the streets and started looking for Sasha around the city.
Could this desperate attempt actually be fruitful?
A few days in through the constant investigations, Elena noticed some movement in the garden. She thought her worst fear was here, the robbers had come back for more. But, she saw that the movement was from Sasha kernel. And, her fear was just about to change to happiness.
THE LABRADOR’S RETURN
As soon as Elena stepped out and her lipped uttered the words “Sasha”, the dog leapt out of the kernel and came running straight to Elena.
The family was overjoyed that their dog was back, they didn’t care about who or why someone brought them back. But, the police did care for that. The conclusion was made that one of the thieves had a change of heart and after the endless efforts by the family, decided that maybe Sasha should be returned. Even though the same person who returned the dog could probably be the same person who stole their stuff too, the family had nothing but appreciation for the guy that brought Sasha back…