Jann Arden offers reward to help find deaf, partly blind dog stolen in Toronto

Singer, songwriter and animal lover Jann Arden is lending her celebrity to help catch a dognapper.

Thunder is a 16-year-old deaf and partially blind pomeranian that was stolen outside a Toronto store more than a week ago.

Kyle and Shay Stewart, the dog’s owners, started putting the word out in posters and on social media after Thunder vanished Sept. 4.

Thunder is a 16-year-old pomeranian/Toronto Police Service

Anytime a dog goes missing, it’s sad, but this case feels particularly tragic.

“Thunder- 16 year old pomeranian missing at Marilyn Bell Park by Lakeshore and Jameson,” Kyle wrote. “Deaf, so will not respond to his name being called.”

Please help find Thunder. Kyle Stewart/Facebook

The dog’s disappearance so bizarre, the Toronto Police Service even issued a press release to help the theft investigation.

“On Monday, September 4, 2017, at 3 a.m., in Budapest Park, a dog was being walked by a friend of the owner

– the dog had been tied to a bench while the person walking it went into a store

– when they returned, the dog had been taken

Thunder is described as a tan-coloured Pomeranian. He was wearing a leash and harness with serial numbers on his tags.”

And now there’s a reward for the missing dog.

A campaign that really tugged at the heartstrings of Jann Arden, who spends much of her time on the other side of the country in Alberta.

Arden posted on Twitter: “lets find this wee dog.”

At first she offered a $500 reward, and then raised it over the weekend.

And that was then matched by Andrea Miller.

Thunder is a puddle of adorable. Shay Stewart/Twitter

Worried owner Shay Stewart is ever so grateful.

And Thunder is ever so cute.

Tips have come in about a man, possibly homeless spotted with the dog, but so far, there’s been no luck finding Thunder.

Photos Kyle Stewart/Facebook Shay Stewart/Twitter

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