UPDATE: The family called WREG after this story aired and said Bubba was hit by a car in the gas station parking lot. Someone then placed him in the dumpster in the parking lot. The family said they were going to retrieve him Tuesday evening.
CORDOVA, Tenn. — A family is pleading for the return of an emotional support dog that was taken during a car theft at a Cordova gas station Monday night.
Police said it happened around 6 p.m. at the BP gas station on North Germantown Parkway.
Gregory Barclay reported his 2012 grey Acura with TN tag C7984M was stolen.
Police said the car was parked directly in front of the main entrance unlocked with the keys inside and the engine running.
Barclay said Bubba, his Boston Terrier, was inside.
“I left it cracked because I didn’t want him to get too hot,” he said.
He says he’s been worried about Bubba, who has been his emotional support dog for the last two years.
“He’s a caregiver for me as much as I am for him. I’ve got to have him back. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I don’t.”
Barclay and his entire family are begging for the dog’s return with no questions asked.
“I just want my dog back. That’s all. OK.”
Officers say no cameras were available to provide any suspect information.
Call police if you have any information.