PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — A Panorama City mom is fighting to get her 4-year-old son’s puppy back after a rescue organization allowed the dog, which went missing but was later found, to be adopted by another family.
The puppy in question, a 7-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback female named Raffiki, disappeared from Rosa Torres’ Panorama City backyard on Feb. 13.
“We have no idea how she got out of the house,” Torres said.
Raffiki, which Torres planned to get microchipped three days before the incident, was apparently turned in at the West Valley Animal Shelter in Chatsworth without any identification.
Torres put up signs and checked the East Valley shelter in Van Nuys, which serves her neighborhood.