Little Girl Empties Piggy Bank For Reward For Puppy’s Return

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 4, 2012)--A little girl in California is offering all the money in her piggy bank to add to a $6,000 reward for the return of her puppy, which taken in a burglary.

Michael Mabanag says his 10-year-old daughter Marissa Mabanag offered the contents of her piggy bank because she "just wants her doggie back."

Michael Mabanag told the San Jose Mercury News that he discovered the burglary when he returned to the family's home Monday afternoon in San Jose, Calif.

Electronics, purses, and bicycles were taken in the burglary, as well as the family's 6-month-old Yorkie-Shih tzu mix, or "Shrike" named Meeker.

Besides the piggy bank money, San Jose's police and firefighters' unions, as well as the office of San Jose City Councilman Ash Kalra, have pooled their funds for the $6,000 reward.

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