Woman Offers Convertible For Missing Dog

Pork ChopMany pet owners would do anything and everything if their pet went missing. Latasha Armendariz is one of these pet owners.

This San Antonio woman offered her Mustang convertible as a reward when her bulldog, Pork Chop, went missing. The two-year-old dog went missing from her front yard, and Armendariz was devastated.

Initially, she offered a $500 cash reward for her dog, but it was unsuccessful. Then, she decided to offer up one of her most prized possessions — her Ford Mustang convertible. She had spent thousands of dollars customizing the car and had just finished paying it off.

Sure enough, Armendariz got a call last week from a man saying that he had found Pork Chop. As promised, she gave the man her car keys right before she and her children hugged their beloved dog.

Armendariz said it was an easy decision to give up her car to get Pork Chop back. She added, “I just want to instill the value in my children that family is the most important thing beyond any material item.”

She now rides the bus or gets rides from family members, and she does it all with a smile because she has her Pork Chop back.

“To have my family back again, priceless,” Armendariz said.

Source: WFMZ

Photo: KSAT

22 Responses to “Woman Offers Convertible For Missing Dog”

  1. moondog says:

    I’m glad she got her dog back, but I am cynical enough to think that the guy that returned him might have also been the thief.

  2. Becky says:

    Moondog…I had the same thought. They guy was probably going to keep the dog, but a better offer came along… Any decent person wouldn’t need a car as a reward for doing the right thing of return a pet to it’s owner. But I guess this is a *Me Me Me” society we live in.

  3. Lynne says:

    Wow, amazing woman. The man is a shithead.

  4. catmom5 says:

    Well said, Lynne!

  5. Carol Johnson says:

    I have become a cynic….but that man either stole the dog…knows who did…or is simply lacking in even basic decency. I hope the police are in to this

  6. Stefani says:

    But this is a wonderful woman. This shows how much our pets mean to us.

    Scumbag who would even take that reward, tho.


  7. Jenny Bark says:

    Off topic for 1 sec.. Some of you might want to vote against the FDA getting bonues on Lou Dobbs on CNN.

  8. Brigitte says:

    As much as I commend the woman for doing what she felt she had to, as others have said, the man probably was the thief or at least involved. Further, a story like this encourages more thieves to go after obviously well cared for dogs in hopes of a really big reward. This society s*cks….

  9. Carol says:

    Lynne took the words right out of my mouth!

  10. Carol says:

    Jenny Bark says:

    October 15th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    I just voted and it’s 98% (about 6700)
    to 2% (159) saying NO! No surprise here…

  11. Lynn says:

    I can’t imagine anyone finding a pet and accepting any reward for it. I thought human decency was all about helping your fellow pet lover without wanting anything in return.

    Yes, the jerk who took the car sure does strike me as the dognapper. Creep. If I were the police I’d keep a real keen watch on him. This may be his modus operandi for future dog nappings.

  12. Jenny Bark says:

    I agree with everyone of your posts & think the same things. I think this man is trash in a human body. I think we all need to be extra careful the same thing doesn’t happen to us. Too many people without enough money to pay their bill & no morals. I’m just so glad the baby didn’t get used for baite or go to a lab.

    What a wonderful family, this is something to show the older kids, young adults & people who don’t understand how people can love pets.

  13. kaefamily says:

    Bravo for the dog owner to instill such a gem of family value on her children. With integrity and determination, she will save enough money for another car. Any philanthropist here to help out? :-)

    Regarding the man who returned the dog, I agree with all posters here. I am suspicious of him. I am also hoping that the police is onto his scheme less they find that dog napping is not worthy of man power and time, nor it is a crime.

    Back to the dog owner, she needs to keep both eyes on her dog for she doesn’t have any more valuable material for another exchange.

  14. 2CatMom says:

    Something stinks here - I’m with the rest of you.

    I’ve lost a wallet and a Palm Pilot in the last few years. The person who found the wallet wouldn’t take any money, the Palm rescuer was also insistent on no reward (except I picked it up from her doorman, so I left her a thank you note with a gift card inside).

    In turn, I found a wallet and stored a bike for a guy who was in an accident in the last year. Both times I refused any reward. The lost wallet belonged to an out-of- town tourist - he was so insistent - that I finally told him the greatest gift he could give me was to walk three blocks from my work place over to the Anti-Cruelty Society and make a donation. The guy with the bicycle had a friend pick up the bike. Only after he left, did I find out that he had left a bottle of wine for me with my doorman.

    But a Mustang? Sounds a lot closer to extortion to me.

  15. Lynn says:

    Maybe it’s prudent not to broadcast in public how dear our pets are to us.

    I want to brag all over town about the pets I love. I even bore seat mates on flights with a long computer slideshow of them. I don’t even ask if they want to see them - I just turn the computer towards them and let the show begin!

    But maybe we have to be more careful about this……

    [I’m not saying Ms. Armendariz brought this on herself. Not at all. In fact, I think the woman is an EXCELLENT role model for her kids. And in the end, the car really doesn’t hold a candle to the pooch. Thank you, Ms. Armendariz for having your priorities straight.]

  16. mittens says:

    althought the thought of a mint, classic mustang has me slobbering drool all over myself even i couldn’t take and withhold someone’s baby until the coughed up enough bling.

    then there are the people whose stuff you find and theyre complete a-holes about it.i once found a guy’s wallet and backback and turned it in to the subway police. i took down his info-just to call and make sure he actually got his stuff back-i didnt want anything- and the ass screamed at me about how dare i call him etc etc. it made me wish i had taken the money, sold his id’s to the underaged and used his credit cards. tool.but you do the right thing despite the vast amount of cretins there are out there.

    it makes you wonder how may animals are actual strays that wander off on their own and get lost and how many are actually stolen for whatever purpose.

  17. Gindy says:

    Kudos to the woman for her chops in offering her car for her dog.
    Now keep the pup in the BACK yard behind a fence or in your sight at all times…
    And the jackass who took the car, he;ll get his… one way or another in the car too. Karma has a way of evening things out eventually.

  18. 3FURS says:

    Yes, Karma will take care of that theif and the dog owner too. The good hearted woman will live a happy life. The theif will be miserable. He might think that he won, but he’ll loose a lot more than a car in his life time.

  19. Nora and Rufus says:

    This really proves that material things are NOTHING. A living breathing and loving dog IS EVERYTHING. Theives put value on all the wrong things. Good job Latasha.

  20. Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie says:

    We’re with the rest. We really hope the cops are keeping a close eye on that walking sack of fertilizer.

    Wonder if Armendariz could get her car back if she was able to prove that the guy who ‘found’ Pork Chop was the guy who stole him.

  21. Claudia says:

    Hopefully Armendariz rigged the brakes.

  22. 2CatMom says:

    Or maybe she didn’t sign over the title - so he would technically be driving a stolen car, LOL.

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