Woman Offers $7,000 to Find Her Dog and Hires a Plane to Help, Too

  • Yes, a real life plane.

We all know that people consider their pets as far more than that, they are family. And this woman shows just how much she is willing to do to get her family back.

Emilie Talermo, from San Francisco, California, is offering a $7000 reward for her blue-eyed Australian Shepard who was stolen outside of a grocery story last weekend. Oh, she hired a plane to help look for the pup, too.

The plane will cost her an additional $1200 and will fly with a banner with the website that she has set up to find her dog. Jackson was stolen Saturday outside of a grocery store in the Bernal Heights neighborhood.

Emilie said that she has been doing anything she can to find her 5-year-old dog since it was taken. “I am just one person and I really need help getting the word out there,” Talermo said.

There was video footage from the store. It shows a man in a hoodie approaching the bench where Jackson was tied up outside.

Along with friends, Talermo has distributed thousands of flyers with the photo of Jackson, a 28-pound dog with white, black, and gray fur and bright blue eyes. The website she set up to help find the pup is www.bringjacksonhome.com and that is where she offers the $7,000 reward, and even stipulates, “no questions asked.”

Talermo opened a Tinder account for the sweet-faced dog, too. “He’s always with me. It’s a very real love,” Talermo said, her voice breaking. “I just need help finding him.”

The airplane she hired will be flying overhead San Francisco and Oakland for two hours today, Friday December 20th. The plane was supposed to fly yesterday but due to weather had to be rescheduled.

Talermo also set up a GoFundMe page to help finance the search and has raised more than $7000 since Tuesday. She does plan to give back and donate any extra money to Rocket Dog Rescue.

She originally got Jackson in New York before moving to Los Angeles and then San Francisco. “Those people I’ve met throughout the years know my love for this dog. I’m just blown away by everyone’s support,” she said.


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