Burglary victim still hopes to find dog

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Luna, an 8-year-old German Shorthair Pointer mix, remains missing after an Oct. 12 burglary. (Photo courtesy Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department )

A woman whose home was burglarized in October says there is only one thing she hopes investigators can recover – her dog, Luna.

Angie Dominguez says on the morning of Oct. 12, she left her home west of Mesilla around 10 a.m. At 2:30 that afternoon, her husband received a call from the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department that investigators were dispatched to their home after a postal worker suspected their home had been burglarized.

“After the deputies determined no one was in the house and secured the scene, we were able to go inside. All I wanted to find was my dog,” said Dominguez.

Luna is an 8-year-old German Shorthair Pointer mix adopted by the Dominguez from the animal shelter as a puppy. She is an indoor dog, and would never stray from the house, according to Dominguez.

In the weeks since the burglary, Dominguez has not given up hope Luna will be found. She has circulated flyers, checked with the microchip company for any recent matches, knocked on neighbor’s doors, and has stayed in contact with investigators.

A couple of weeks ago, Dominguez got a call that some of her property was recovered by the Las Cruces Police Department, whose officers were investigating a separate case.

“But nothing about Luna,” said Dominguez, who was hopeful the suspects in the case might have led police to her dog. “At this point, we just hope someone sees her and calls us, or the police.”

Anyone with information on Luna is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 525-1911.



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