MIAMI -

A dog owner is asking the public for help after two litters of puppies were stolen from his Miami home on Northwest 47th Terrace on New Year's Eve.

The dogs' father was also taken during the theft, but their mother was left behind. If not found soon, the puppies could be in danger.

The puppies are so young - one litter is two weeks old, the other three weeks old -- they are living off their mother's milk which provides them with the nutrition and antibodies they need to survive. They are also not yet vaccinated. A total of 15 puppies were stolen, stuffed into a pillow case and stolen from the home in the dark of night.

The dogs that were taken are French bull dogs. Their father is a prizewinning dog -- El Che -- who has won several awards in the United States and Mexico.

The owner says he is devastated and that the mother of the younger puppies cries because she misses them.

The dogs, worth an estimated $30,000, are not only beloved pets, but also the family's livelihood.

Police seek litter of pilfered puppies

Published On: Jan 02 2014 10:32:35 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 01:08:34 PM EST
Puppies could be in danger if not found soon.

A dog owner is asking the public for help after two litters of puppies were stolen from his Miami home. If not found soon, those puppies could be in danger.

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El Che, a prizewinning French bull dog is missing, along with 15 puppies he fathered.