Former “Smallville” and “Dukes of Hazard” star John Schneider says two puppies he was planning to give his children for Christmas were stolen, along with his car, from a Los Angeles mall parking lot.
The puppies, Paisley, a Yorkshire Terrier-Poodle mix, and Marley, a Yorkshire Terrier, were in the actor’s Cadillac Escalade when it was stolen from a parking lot at the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square mall before Christmas, The Insider reports.
The vehicle has since been recovered, but the dogs were not found. The actor made a public appeal for the puppies’ safe return during a recent call-in to radio DJ Valentine of Los Angeles’s KIIS FM.
“I understand what’s going on in the economy, and I understand that … nobody stole the car because the dogs were in it,” Schneider said. “If you have been given the gift of two little puppies or even one of our puppies – either Paisley or Marley [Paisley is the little Yorkshire Terrier, Marley is the apricot-colored mix] – if you’ve been given the gift out of nowhere … Those puppies really belong to [my children],” he said.
“I’d very much like for you to consider doing the right thing and getting in touch with Valentine, getting in touch with the shelter, and getting those puppies back in the Christmas home that they belong in.”