WARREN - A High Street man is asking for information that will lead to return of his dog, Voodoo, that was taken this month from a garage at 184 Porter St. N.E.
Victor J. Russell, 60, whose spinal cord injury has left him a wheelchair user for 16 years, is looking for the return of his Great Dane puppy.
"I was given Voodoo by a friend about a month before he was taken," Russell said. "I was in the process of getting the shots that are required before I could send him for service dog training."
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Victor J. Russell, 60, said his dog, Voodoo, was taken this month from a garage on Porter Street N.E. Voodoo was to become Russell’s service dog.
Russell, who filed a report with Warren police, said he was keeping the dog in a garage he was renting because the animal was too large for his apartment.
"I initially had set up a dog house outside of the garage, but some neighbors took Voodoo, saying he was whining too much," Russell said.
That time, the dog was returned within 24 hours.
After the dog was returned, Russell placed it in the locked garage. On the night it was taken, someone pulled open the padlocked garage just enough so they could reach in to get the dog from inside.
"Nothing else was taken," Russell said. "It was clear whoever took Voodoo only wanted the dog."
Russell said because of his health and finances, it would be difficult for him to obtain another service dog.
Anyone with information about Voodoo should call 330-394-3425.