'Awesome' community response - but no sign of puppy stolen from Kirrawee townhouse

Holding out hope: Monique and Robert with Dominic (left), Destiny and Indie. Picture John Veage
Holding out hope: Monique and Robert with Dominic (left), Destiny and Indie. Picture John Veage

An appeal for the return of a French Bulldog puppy who "watched over" an eight-year-old boy with autism has so far been unsuccessful.

Dominic Yule's mother Monique appealed on TV networks last week for the return of the six-months-old dog, named Kamia, who was stolen from the yard of their Kirrawee townhouse.

Police also issued a request for public assistance to bring the puppy home.

While there has been a flood of well-wishes from the community, there is still no trace of the puppy, who disappeared from the Minerva Street home three weeks ago.

"Inconsolable": Dominic Yule with his puppy Kamia, who used to watch over him.Picture: supplied

"Inconsolable": Dominic Yule with his puppy Kamia, who used to watch over him.Picture: supplied

Ms Yule asked through the Leader for shop and other business owners in the area to check CCTV footage for the period around January 15-16.

"The community has been awesome," Ms Yule said.

"People have wanted to donate a dog and have also asked what they can to help try and find her.

"I was even contacted by a couple in South Australia, who offered another puppy, but we would have to go there to pick it up."

Ms Yule said Dominic was a changed boy since Kamia's disappearance.

"My son is inconsolable," she said. "Last night, he was up till two o'clock, and keeps asking, 'Why Kamia?'

"We got her from the breeder when she was eight weeks old.

"Kamia sat and watched over him all the time. She sensed when he was about to have a turn and would sit next to him."

Ms Yule said her mother was French and Dominic had a fixation on things that were French.

"It's his thing," she said.

When Dominic took to French Bulldog puppies, it cost his mother $3250.

"There is no way I can save up again to buy another puppy," she said.

Ms Yule corrected TV reports that the lock on the gate to their yard, which faces Minerva Street, was broken.

She said, after she put the garbage out the night Kamia disappeared, she had attached the padlock, but not pushed the shackle down.

"Regardless, there was no way she could have gotten out of her own accord," Ms Yule said.

Ms Yule said, if Kamia was returned. no questions would be asked. "If would be amazing ," she said.

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