Zorra, a disabled support dog who uses a wheelchair to get around, was stolen with her owner’s car and has since been found dead in the car, which was abandoned at an apartment complex.
The 13-year-old Shepherd-Husky mix, was inside her owner, Wanda Ferrari’s, car when it was stolen outside of the Dollar Tree in the Oakland Park Festival Shopping Center in Florida. Ferrari had left the AC running with Zorra inside while she ran into the store for a couple of minutes.
When she returned, the car, along with Zorra, was gone. Zorra wasn’t in her wheelchair when the car was stolen, rather she was lying in the backseat on a pillow. Zorra’s hind legs are paralyzed, and she is unable to get around without her wheelchair.
Ferrari was devastated and pleaded with the public to help her find the man who stole Zorra.
While Ferrari has rescued Zorra and given her better life, Zorra has returned the favor by comforting Ferrari as she’s battled breast cancer.
Rescue groups such as Abandoned Dogs of the Everglades have stepped in to search for Zorra, along with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Sadly, several days later, Zorra was found dead inside Ferrari’s stolen car, which was abandoned at an apartment complex in Sunrise called “The Boardwalk.”
Westway Towing retrieved the car from the apartment complex in Sunrise Monday night and brought it to their parking lot.
“We are here at the towing company now,” Abandoned dogs of Everglades wrote on Facebook. “The smell is beyond words, maggots everywhere.”
Investigators are awaiting the results of a necropsy, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the auto theft and death of the canine.
“Zorra is gone, she is dead,” Amy Roman, the founder of the rescue group, said in a Facebook video. “I hope that they find this piece of s— and he pays for what he did.”
There is a $3,000 reward being offered by the animal rescue group to anyone who has information on who stole the car and the dog.
If you have an info, please contact the rescue at 561-860-3783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.