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$4,000 Reward Being Offered for Return of Dog Stolen During Burglary

Holly's owners miss and her and want her returned home

A $4,000 reward is being offered by the pet owners of a dog taken during a burglary in Pleasanton on Oct. 8. Two homes, one in the 6400 block of Arlington and the other in the 400 block of San Gabriel Court, were burglarized that day. Holly was taken during one of the burglaries and has not been seen since.

The day after the burglaries, Sergeant Kurt Schlehuber told Patch "There's evidence to show that Holly was taken and that she did not run out."

15-year-old Cynthia Castronovo, who owns Holly, wrote:

"They stole my best friend and our loved pet Holly. She is a five year old Pug who is the most sweetest and gentle pet anyone could ever know. I miss her so much and my family including myself are very distraught over our loss."

Pet owner Jeff Castronovo is offering a $4,000 reward for Holly's safe return. If you would like to donate to the fund to help bring Holly back, you can donate to the Bank of America in Pleasanton.

Donations for the reward can be made to: Holly Reward Fund c/o Jeff Castronovo to the Bank of America's Pleasanton Main Branch located at 337 Main Street.

The reward monies have been collected form several sources hoping to help bring Holly home.

Castronovo wrote:

"$3000 was donated from a generous and kind donor, $500 came from the Castronovo family and the last $500 is from friends and concerned citizens."


According to the poster, Holly is described as a "5-year old female fawn pug."

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

area man October 17, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Who would steal a fifteen year olds best friend? That's down right dastardly! Sure hope Holly is returned unhurt and those dognappers are apprehended. What has this world become with so much evil?
Michelle M. October 17, 2012 at 03:42 PM
This is so sad! I really hope Holly makes it home ok!
libertus_rebelium October 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I hope they get their dog back safe. There is a special place in hell for people that do this but I hope they end up paying for it here first.
Larry Dickman October 17, 2012 at 06:46 PM
It's a dog people. Probably a good barker and the burglars will use her at their house as a watch dog. Or it froze stiff out of fear and they thought it was a fine porcelain statue.
Michelle M. October 17, 2012 at 06:49 PM
@Larry Dickman... Thank you for your very insensitive reply. Maybe one day if you have a dog and it gets stolen you won't feel the same way!
libertus_rebelium October 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Larry, your sense of humor sucks, stick to your day job. Go post on a cynical message board about digital vs vinyl, leave the news sites to the adults.
Concerned citizen October 17, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Let's hope Larry never owns a dog or even a goldfish
Michelle Kathleen Schenck October 18, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Larry is an IDIOT!!! Holly is not just a dog, she is a member of that family, just like all other pets are a member of their owners family. Larry has the sensitivity of a robot.
Mantrasonica October 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Larry...don't be a dick man! Somebody must not have hugged you enough when you were a kid.
Larry Dickman October 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Hey I complimented The Dog both ways. Watchdog, pretty statue. Libertus_Rebelium, really? adult news? Get some balls and use a real adult name. Hey Mantrasonica, I am a Dickman.
libertus_rebelium October 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Sense of humor, not improved and I will get a real name when you do. Seriously, "Dickman"? I think I was putting that on my papers for a laugh in 8th grade. And I didn't say it was adult news, I said the news sites should be left for adults. When your maturity gets there, come on back. Better yet, go hang on a comedy page so if you are going to be an unpleasant turd, at least you'll learn to be entertaining.
Larry Dickman October 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM
just food for thought. ever since my comment none of you thought about the dog.

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