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Arizona dog being held for ransom

Posted at 12:31 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 15:45:20-04
Arizona dog owner Chris Noland says his dog is being held for ransom.
He allowed his dog "Beautiful" to go outside to use the bathroom. 
That's when she was snatched.
The "dognappers" have his number. Either they're people he knows, or they got it from the dog's collar. 
"I started receiving these text messages with like spoof numbers that hide your number. The people texting said they weren't going to give the dog back. It's like a piece of your heart is not there. The worst part about it is her wondering where I am", says Noland.
Noland says he isn't looking to charge anyone with a crime.
He just wants his dog back to play with the toys she left behind.
As of right now, the criminals still are still at large.