Mary Ann Proctor rushed home from work at a local veterinary hospital Wednesday afternoon when she got a call from her children.
Their home on Bulluck School Road had been burglarized.
On the way home, Proctor got another call from her daughter.
Their four-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, Lola, was missing.
Proctor was devastated. So were her children. Lola has been with the family since she was 7 weeks old.
“She’s like the baby of the family,” Proctor said.
The family and a local nonprofit group called Promoting Animal Welfare in North Carolina is offering a reward for information that leads to Lola’s safe return, no questions asked.
“I just want my dog home,” Proctor said.
She also has a boxer and a cat. They were safe, Proctor said.
Lola, who also is known as “Sweet Baby Lola,” weighs about 2.25 pounds.
Proctor calls Lola her “side kick girl.” Lola greets her after work and sleeps with her at night.
“She’s just a little bubble of joy,” Proctor said. “She makes everybody smile.” Proctor’s three older children first noticed the break-in when they returned home from high school Wednesday afternoon.
They saw their PlayStation was missing. The family is in the process of moving, so at first the kids thought their mom had moved it to their new home, Proctor said.
Proctor said there was no sign of a point of entry. Other items, including fishing rods, video games and her son’s shotgun also were missing.
The family has posted fliers about Lola. Anyone with information is asked to call Riverside Veterinary Hospital at 442-3636.