Horror in the Hills: Coyote Snatches Celebrity Pup

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Published: September 18, 2009

Jessica Simpson Watches in Horror As Her Dog is Taken By a Coyote


September 18, 2009

Jessica Simpson took to Twitter Monday night, devastated after she witnessed a coyote snatch her 5-year-old maltipoo, Daisy, from her home in Los Angeles. "My heart is broken because a coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes. HORROR!" she tweeted "We are searching. Hoping. Please help!"

After four days, there are still no signs of Daisy, but Jessica hasn't given up hope. She has offered a reward for anyone who can reunite her with her dog and is working with professional pet finders FindToto.org, which helped Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio find her Maltese last year.

FindToto is a sort of amber alert for pets. They take the address of the missing pet and send out pre-recorded messages via telephone to surrounding homes, with details about the disappearance and how to get in touch with the owner.

Most users on Twitter have replied with heartfelt words of encouragement since the incident, while others have taken to the Internet to lash out at Jessica. But you have to feel some empathy for a fellow pet owner in distress, don't you?

"Still holding out hope despite the a--holes that say is it a dumb thing to do. Daisy is my baby ... why would I stop searching? I'm a mom," Jessica wrote Wednesday.

UPDATE 9/18/09, 4:30 p.m. EST: We have just been informed by a FindToto.com spokesperson that they have called off the search for Daisy.

Image source: John VanderHaagen via Flickr