They say a dog is a man's best friend, so when an elderly retiree in Auckland had his best friend taken from right under his nose, he was understandably upset.
But what's worrying him even more is where the young pup has now gone. He's worried it's being used as dog fighting bait.
The man and his family know who took the dog, and they know where she lives but finding it has been a whole lot harder.
Watch Anna Burns-Francis' full report.