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San Jose Girl Offers Piggy Bank Money For Stolen Puppy

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Meeko the puppy was stolen from a South San Jose home on October 1, 2012. (CBS)

Meeko the puppy was stolen from a South San Jose home on October 1, 2012. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS / AP) — A little girl is offering all the money in her piggy bank to add to a $6,000 reward for the return of her puppy taken in a burglary.

Michael Mabanag, the father of 10-year-old Marissa Mabang, says his daughter offered the contents of her piggy bank because she “just wants her doggie back.”

Michael Mabanag said that when he returned to the family’s San Jose home Monday afternoon he found the home had been broken into.

Electronics, purses, and bicycles were taken in the burglary, as well as the family’s 6-month-old Yorkie-Shih tzu mix, or “Shrike” named Meeko.

Besides the piggy bank money, San Jose’s police and firefighters’ unions, as well as the office of San Jose City Councilman Ash Kalra, have pooled their funds for the $6,000 reward.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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