CLAREMORE, Okla. - A family is struggling to find their dog that is much more than a pet to them.
Amber Nevel got her Yorkie named Scout last year after she and her fiancee Cody Williams suffered a personal tragedy.
"We got Scout because we've lost two pregnancies in the last year, and the second one, I went into a deep depression," Nevel said. "Cody got him in hopes that it would kind of bring me out of my depression."
Nevel claims the dog helped get her through a very tough time.
"We love him," she said. "Some people don't think it's important because he's a dog, but this one is important to us."
Nevel said the dog slipped out of the fence Wednesday. She posted Scout's picture on Facebook hoping to get some leads on his whereabouts. She got a message from a woman, who told her that she saw Scout at the local Walmart store.
After contacting Claremore police and the store's management, Nevel said security cameras showed a woman arrive at the store with Scout in her car. The dog somehow got loose again, but was caught by a Walmart employee.
"A Walmart employee picked him up and put a page out," Nevel said.
Another older woman went and claimed Scout, Nevel said, and left the store in a gold-colored car. She and police now need help identifying the woman so that she can retrieve her beloved dog.
"Please be honest. Please return him to us," Nevel said. "We don't have to know who you are. We really just want him home."
Contact Claremore police if you have any information on Scout's whereabouts or if you can identify the woman or the vehicle seen in the surveillance footage.
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