A dog breeder is relieved after six of her dogs were found safe; but she’s still heartbroken and angry after six of her other dogs were left to die in a car Wednesday.
Annette Rosenow, a dog breeder from Estancia, New Mexico, was moving to Texas, and needed help moving her 30 dogs.
She hired a couple named Sara and Shaun on Craigslist, and provided them with two cars, but the couple never left Albuquerque.
Wednesday, a woman was seen in surveillance video parking a dark SUV outside the Rehm’s Nursery on Lomas. The dogs were inside.
Brian McKinsey says seven hours later, a concerned customer brought the SUV to their attention.
“I walked out there and saw the windows all fogged up,” said Brian Mckinsey who works at the nursery and found the dogs.
“Very gruesome to see six full size dogs inside of a vehicle,” said Albuquerque Police Officer Simon Drobik.
“Two bearded collies imported from Germany, champion line. My beautiful labradoodle, my beautiful… and the afghan,” Annette Rosenow said.
Rosenow can’t stand the thought of her dogs suffocating in a car.
Now, police want to find the woman seen on the surveillance video.
Rosenow says she has spoken to her.
“She doesn’t remember anything and she was crying,” Rosenow said.
Rosenow also says she convinced the woman’s boyfriend to drop off the other six dogs at a Rio Rancho vet clinic Thursday where she says they are safe.
Rosenow says she knows people will blame her for hiring people from Craigslist.
“I had two people who promised to drive,” she said.
Rosenow has talked on the phone with the couple, but police haven’t been able to find them.
The SUV was abandoned Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Rosenow says Animal Control was called, but said they couldn’t find the SUV. Animal Control did not return KRQE News 13’s calls on Thursday.