Update: Elsie the dog back home, for ‘ransom’

2:58 PM: Elsie‘s owner says she is missing and believes she was stolen out of his yard this afternoon in the 2800 block of SW 102th (just east of Arbor Heights, in the county), though he did not see it happen, so he doesn’t have any suspect description to share. He describes Elsie as “an extremely loving pit bull of about 60 pounds, ‘fawn’ coat, and pink lips.” If you see her, you can call him at 206-661-7427 – he says that number is also on her collar, light green with pink flowers on it. We are also crossposting to the WSB Pets page.

9:16 PM: Elsie’s owner says she’s home: “She was in fact taken from my property by car, and after much searching and fretting, she was returned for a small ransom.”

15 Replies to "Update: Elsie the dog back home, for 'ransom'"

  • CandrewB September 29, 2012 (3:20 pm)

    She looks familiar. Was she recently adopted from the Seattle Humane Society?

  • miws September 29, 2012 (4:24 pm)

    I crossposted this to the Forums as well.


    Make it home safe, Elsie…



  • Holly September 29, 2012 (5:47 pm)

    We will repost this picture around high point and keep an eye out for your baby girl!


  • Nick September 29, 2012 (9:23 pm)

    Good looking out WSB! Elsie is my loving pit bull, and I’m happy to say she is back in my loving arms. WSB was a big help. Look for the full story in the RAVE’s. Thanks

  • Mark Johnson September 29, 2012 (11:16 pm)

    For a “ransom”? WTF! I moved from WS in 2009 and still would like to move back but stories like this, random shootings, etc make me think otherwise.

  • ws_suzanne September 30, 2012 (12:45 am)

    Nick: RAVE’s?

  • Ajax September 30, 2012 (1:58 am)

    Further proof that we need breed bans: Against the scumbag humans, that is. Glad you got your beautiful girl back!

  • Eric September 30, 2012 (7:18 am)

    Your dog was returned for a “small ransom?” This is somewhat disturbing. Did you have any contact with these people? Do you have a description of these people or what they were driving? Have you contacted the police about this?

  • Anne September 30, 2012 (7:48 am)

    Would be good to have some info about these people- if they would do this to you they would no doubt try it on others! So glad you got Elsie back – but more details to help future victims would be welcome!

  • D-mom September 30, 2012 (8:07 am)

    Yes, please report this to the police. I can’t believe they charged you ransom. But, I have heard of dog thefts with pitbulls though. The other one I heard of was a female that was impregnated, delivered her pups and then returned and that happened twice. Glad you got her back though.

  • pleomorphic September 30, 2012 (8:08 am)

    Ransom? Wtf man.
    Glad your baby’s back home safe with you but do you have any further info about the dbags that stole her?

  • natinstl October 1, 2012 (9:30 am)

    This happened to my friend in FL too. Her pit bull was stolen in a blink of an eye and after much searching she found two gentleman that knew where she was and they wanted a certain amount of $ before they would give her back. She had been stolen for a dog fighting operation. She was extremely mild mannered so she would have been eaten alive, literally. Thankfully they did give her back. I’m thankful you got your dog back too, she looks very sweet.

    If you have a pit bull beware that this may happen so always keep an eye out.

  • Jeffy October 1, 2012 (2:10 pm)

    She is adorable, glad she is back home!

  • bridge to somewhere October 1, 2012 (2:39 pm)

    What exactly is to stop the people who stole Elsie from doing so again, now that she knows the owners will pay a ransom?

  • CD October 2, 2012 (12:13 am)

    I know this is awful and plz look into it and do with this info what u think is best but there is a post on FB going around about the 31st of oct being kill a pit bull night. It encourages people to put their kids to bed and keep their costumes on and kill a pit bull by any means. Hammer gun knife hot dog soaked in poison bc owners like to brag about pit bulls intolerence to pain so dont worry about hurting them. Not sayin you should post this but ive seen it at least twice on FB. Maybe just do what you do best and keep eyes and ears open, and actually hopefully you all at WSB have heard about this already…i have dogs that are mixed with this breed and live just off beaten WC path and it terrifies me. Thx CD

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