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Idaho travelers plan to stay until stolen dog is returned

Published: Thu, August 16, 2012 @ 12:09 a.m.


Mabel, the stolen English bulldog


The Vindicator ( Youngstown)

Brook, Marley, 2, and Paul Jillings of Boise, Idaho, hold a photo of their stolen English bulldog, Mabel, who was stolen from the travelers' van at Bob Evans on Belmont Avenue in Liberty.

By Elise Franco



An Idaho couple and their daughter are desperate to find their stolen English bulldog and say they won’t leave the Mahoning Valley until she’s back in their arms.

Brook Jillings said she, her husband, Paul, and their 2-year-old daughter Marley arrived at Bob Evans in Liberty around 4 p.m. Tuesday for dinner as they traveled from Pennsylvania to Washington.

Jillings said that since it was cool outside they decided to leave their 3-year-old bulldog Mabel napping in their van with the windows cracked. About 15 minutes later it began to rain, so Jillings went back outside to check on Mabel and roll up the windows.

“When I went out the first time, everything was fine,” she said. “When we were finished eating and went back to the van, we realized it had been broken into.”

Jillings said Mabel was gone, along with a laptop, camera and personal documents and identification. Jillings said she locked the doors after returning to the van, but police found no signs of forced entry, according to a report filed by Liberty police.

Jillings said the doors were, in fact, unlocked when they got to the van, but it’s unclear if the person who broke in unlocked the doors after gaining entry, or if Jillings unlocked them using her keyless entry as the family left the restaurant.

“I know I locked the doors when I went to roll the windows up, though,” she said.

Mabel is microchipped and is white-and-brindle-colored with darker markings around her eyes. Jillings said she recently had an allergic reaction and had hives on her body, as well as a sore behind her left ear. She said the family is especially desperate to get Mabel back so they can have her ailments treated by a veterinarian.

Jillings said the most important thing for her family now is to find their dog. She said they’re staying in a nearby hotel and don’t plan to leave the area until they get Mabel back.

“We feel kind of helpless,” she said. “We’re staying for as long as it takes because leaving her behind would be like leaving our child behind.”

And though the family filed a police report, Jillings said officers admitted not having much to go on. No witnesses have been located, police said.

Don Young, a manager at Bob Evans, said he’s doing everything he can to help the family by hanging fliers at the business and spreading the word to other nearby businesses about the missing dog.

“It’s my obligation to go to my surrounding stores and let them know so all eyes can be on the lookout,” he said. “I just feel sorry for them.”

Young said it’s been a while since a car was broken into at his restaurant.

“This is the first time in a long time that this has happened here,” he said. “I think they saw the dog and broke in to get her.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Liberty Police Department at 330-759-1511 or Paul and Brook Jillings at 208-407-4479.


1southsidedave(5189 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

A real scum bag that would steal someone's dog...

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2kensgirl(1056 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Who would steal someones's dog? Nothing but a low life pos.

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3busyman(239 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Just asking? Who leaves a dog in the car while you and your family go into a place to eat. There are plenty of drive throughs in that area. I feel bad for them, but now a days you can not leave anything laying on your seats when you leave your car locked or not. If it was taken by a drug addict you will never get the dog back. All they care about is their own addiction. GOOD LUCK.

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4steelwagon(284 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Just think these folks traveled all the way from Idaho and must have stopped dozens of times and nobody bothered them or their belongings until they got here.

The local scum strikes again.
What a terrible preception the Jillings must have of the Mahoning Valley.
I believe their dog and other items were stolen by doppers to feed their habit.

Someone out there knows something and I hope that person(s) will come forward and do the right thing by this family.
That poor dog belongs with her family.

She's probably frightened and confused and wondering where her family is.
I hope whoever has her still has enough heart and humanity to return her.
The family only wants her back,I doubt they will ask questions.

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5dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

i agree with hurrdurr, something isnt kosher here. and are we the citizens of liberty to pick up the tab for them to stay here? probably see that on 6 o'clock news tonight that they are taking donations.can anyone even verify they had the dog? just saying something fishy, too many cars around and too busy of an area not to see anything

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6DwightK(1535 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Oh, this better not be a scam.

But let's face it. There are definitely thieves around here who steal a dog.

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7BringMabelHome(1 comment)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

This is not a scam. Mabel is missing and we are trying to do everything we can to get her back. The term "gypsy" is used loosely because we are rarely in one place for longer than a few months. Once the wind farm is erected we move on to the next project. We usually have a fifth wheel trailer but were not able to bring it with us on this job. We had just finished a job in Ralston, PA and were on our way to Spokane, WA when this happened. We are not asking for donations and have been paying for everything out of our own pockets. Please don't mistake the unprompted kindness of those in your community as proof that we are looking for anything other than your help in finding our baby girl. We are devastated that this happened and we just want our family whole again. Please forward this story to everyone you know so that Mabel will be reunited with her family. Thank you.

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8wmg(7 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Visit the Bring Mabel Home Face book page! There are numerous pictures to prove that they in fact have a dog! They've been hurt enough by at least one or two citizens of our area -- don't make it worse, just help them find their dog!

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9foxywinners(1 comment)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It really is sad how people can jump to conclusions without even knowing who this family is. This family has suffered enough. Even if they were not my close friends, which they are, you can tell already how much Mabel means to them. Umm lets see they are not asking for donations or expecting the community to "pick up the tab". How would you feel if this was your family. Cut this family some slack. I know for a fact that this family would be the first to help out in finding your loved one. Mabel is not just a dog but a vital member of this family. Continued prayers for your family.

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10smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I don't usually bother arguing with idiots but in these circumstances I will break my normal rule. The comments by "hurrdurr", "dawn421" and "DwightK" are not only surmised accusations but are views that only defile the splendid response from the local community. As the father of Paul I am extreme annoyed at people who make unfounded accusations of people they don't know and without even bothering to find out the facts. I can only believe that they seriously disturbed to make such outlandish accusations. Did you contact the humane society, call the paper -no I doubt it. Much easier to shoot your mouths off based on a weak intellect. When I first heard I searched the web for an Humane Society in Youngstown and I came across a Facebook page for a Paulina who works for Canine Crusaders. She has worked tirelessly on this project and has received tremendous support from the local community much more than I or Paul and Brooke could imagine. It's a shame that an uninformed few can bring discredit to a community. Just for information to the three naysayers. They not "gypsies, Paul in a foreman on installations of large windmills. He travels to where they send him. He was on his way back to me in Idaho because he was requested to leave the job in Pennsylvania to go to a job in Spokane. He is supposed to be there Monday but his bosses have given him leave to try to settle this business because they appreciate his worth. They have not asked for anything but to look for and return Mabel. They been offered and refused food, donations and even a free apartment while they go through this issue. They don't want anyone to believe they are looking for anything but the return of Mabel. They usually travel in a 34ft fifth wheel but at their last job in CA their truck was totaled in an accident. They left the Fifth wheel in CA and purchased a van to travel to Pennsylvania. They rented a house in Pennsylvania until Paul got the request to transfer to Spokane, that's when the left to return here, to Boise, before moving on to Spokane. They stopped in Youngstown for a meal en route when the theft occurred. Apparently a local resident, 10 mins from Bob Evens, phoned in to say her Bulldog puppy was stolen from her garden the same day as Mabel. Are you going to malign her as well?
It seems to me you not only owe Paul, Brooke and their 2 year old daughter Marley a big mea culpa apology but you owe your community an apology as they have been nothing but supportive in a major way and my hat comes off to them. It's a shame you despoil them

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11jeepers(127 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I am assuming this is legit. Sad comment on the great area we call home. My family has had property stolen while travelling to Fla. years ago.If you leave valuables visible in a car, you are asking for trouble. We always tried to park/eat where we could see the car since we carried lots of "valuables" when traveliing, but never left a dog in the car. Very sorry they have to go thru this-oh yeh-we have had 2 cars stolen in Y-town in 30 yrs.Seems worse than the national average for our family.

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12endthismess(463 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

You carps in Youngstown are beyond pathetic! REALLY!?!! Showing your enire hind ends while these people are having this type problem. Be ashamed of your pitiful negative selves, would you! Help these folks find their dog! And stop being so rotten to your pitiful cores! NOT everything is rigged you know.

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13whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

If you want your dog back you better put fliers up for no questions ask with a reward, I just don't see you getting your dog back , just on good faith.

I wish you best of luck.

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14smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Flyers are being distributed and a reward has been offered on a "no questions asked" basis. The community is working wonders apart from the few naysayers, commenting above, who couldn't be bothered to seek out the facts before flapping their lips

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15dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

i dont owe anyone an apology. this is my opinion. there are too many scams out there not to question things. if you people want to give money thats up to you. what i said was did anyone actually see them with a dog????? i have pics of my dog too but she passed away, does that mean i still have her? clear this time? and on the other side of this, maybe someone saw that poor thing shut up in a van on a clearly warm and humid day and felt the owner didnt care. think aout that before you shake that finger again at people.

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16smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 321 - Again your mouth works before your brain. Opinions should be based on an interpretation of facts, something you have clearly ignored. Please explain to your highly supportive community where you sought your facts. I bet you were just lolling on your couch, watching TV, snacking on cheetos, waiting for your welfare check - see that's an opinion without checking the facts - how do you like it !

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17dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

by the way its dawn 421 ass. and my facts came from reading this paper. is it not fact that the dog was supposedly in a van? that the owner then rolled up the windows? so what isnt fact in my last comment? DID ANYONE SEE THE DOG?????????????????? AND IT WAS IN FACT ACCORDING TO THE OWNER SHUT AND LOCKED IN A VAN WITH WINDOWS UP CUZ IT STARTED TO RAIN!!!!!!!! FACT? READ THE ARTICLE. and fact again, donations being accepted for reward. lol called that one. so please explain to me where my opinion isnt based on fact. ill be sitting here eating my cheetos waiting

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18smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 421, you silver tongued LADY? It's so nice to hear from you again. I expect your local community is enthralled by your erudite prose, syntax and your attention to detail. I attach a part of the article:
"Jillings said that since it was COOL outside they decided to leave their 3-year-old bulldog Mabel NAPPING in their van with the windows CRACKED About 15 minutes LATER later it began to rain, so Jillings went back outside to check on Mabel and roll up the windows"
As most restaurants don't allow dogs tell me you haven't seen or done that with your "mythical" dog.
Did you check with the police and read the report, the TV people, the dog pound, the SPCA, Canine Defenders, call Brooke or Paul's boss on the phone - all of whom know the full story and could change your jaded, sad, opinion of your fellow man. It must be depesssing to live in your world so I guess you should get back to your sofa and cheetos and wait for the next person or group you can malign.

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19dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

no it wasnt that cool and it was HUMID. and please tell me where i had the FACTS wrong again? didnt you quote the paper and just say she rolled up the windows? and no i NEVER left my dog in a car locked up while i went to eat. and like it was said earlier in a comment, go to a drive thru instead of locking the dog in a car while you enjoy your meal.some of us tax payers in liberty, and yes ive worked many years and am college educated dont buy into it. and again, shame on you for leaving a poor animal in a locked car. whats next? hate to even think of it

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20smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 421

You first stated your FACTS were obtained from the third hand newspaper report. Please explain to me where the FACT of high humidity was expressed in the report or that it was MORE than COOL - or is that more of your superior "college educated" ( Fred's college of whining ) supposition gleaned from non existent data.
Did you ever have a dog? Your history, first hand history, shows that you are a sad old lady, living on welfare whose lonely life is highlighted by spending her time gleaning through the newspaper for anything, or anybody, on whom to spit your vitriol without ever searching out the truth before running her mouth. You continue to do your community a disfavor by your jaded outlook - get a life, volunteer for something useful instead of spreading your distasteful rhetoric as a means of finding self worth

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21UsuallyBlunt(105 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

@Dawn421 <------ what smtboy says! ! !


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22smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you- bit more blunt than me but my sentiments exactly. Youngstown has been magnificant in it's response to hurting strangers. May your community be blessed for it's concern and my hope is still that my son and his family will retrieve their cherished pet and be able to go back to a normal life.

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23withu(3 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

so many people are out there supporting your family and looking for anything to lead mabel to safety again. This is so unfortunate and there are so many people outnumbering the naysayers. If the dog was taken for its value, its value for takers is only in the reward money. Any other option is risky or doesnt reflect their initial greed.
This dog being spayed and microchipped, three, and with skin problems isnt going to get them very far. They truly need this dog where it belongs not where their sticky fingers took it. This theft has a pulse and we need as a community to not let go of this and persist on. be strong jillings family, we are with you in this.

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24borylie(946 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Who contacted the Vindy?

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25smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

You are in symtomatic with the bulk of your community and I thank you for it.
Canine Crusaders has been fantastic and is a charity well worth supporting in your community. As Paul's father, Brooke's father-in-law and Marley's Grandpa I know how much Mabel means to them. They were on their way here for a few day's R & R before moving on to Spokane where he had been called for his support. His boss has allowed him some leeway to stay there while trying to find Mabel but obviously that cannot go on indefinitely. Please share with anyone you know we still hope that Mabel is in the area.

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26dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

hey smtboy i live here therefore i think i know more of what the waether was than you, and i stll dont get an answer as to the FACT was the dog seen here in liberty? ididnt think so. and the FACT of the weather you idiot is the FACT that i live here! you are a poor judgemental pos and maybe you need to come here from where is it? idaho? and look for yourself. i dont get why if the dog has a chip it cant be found and this is from the local police. something fishy. so you kee talkingcrap about me and you will see imnot the only hard working tax aying liberty resident that is fed up. goaway

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27taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

DAWN421 - I also live right here and work in Liberty. We have not had hot and humid for weeks!!! Maybe you have a problem with helping people or being sympathetic, but you really need to just shut the H*LL up! You have nothing to win or lose in this crusade so what is your point in being so rude and obnoxious? This family is not able to gain from the reward $. After I learned that canine crusaders started their chip in fund I gladly donated to the reward money. If the money isn't needed to get her back then they will give all the donations back to the people who donated. Does that sound like a family bilking the community for money??? They can't even touch the money.

As far as not finding her by her microchip, I'm sure you are just too stupid to understand that it's not GPS. It needs scanned at a vet to see what the chip says. Now get a life and stop tormenting the people who actually do care to help!
For those who want to donate safely, please go to the canine crusaders website and donate with confidence.


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28withu(3 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

absolutely... chipping in at the end of the week. Also checking routes within the area and passing the word to everyone. WE know what their pet means to them , CC is a wonderful org.
to put this in the light.
And Mabel really is precious.
--best wishes smtboy, best wishes.

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29smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Sorry Dawn 421 looks like you're on the losing side and "UsuallyBlunt" summed it up best for the community

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30taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I also know what pets mean. my 3 dogs are my other kids. smtboy there is also another animal rescuer that is posting all over facebook to get the donations so please know we have many more good than bad here. I had them email the flyer to me and I will post them by my home and at the liberty hospitals by where she was stolen. If she is still around we will find her! My best to you and your family

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31smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 421
If there is something fishy in the area - it's probably you

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32whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Hey Dawn ,

Your Ebonics is horrible, learn the language of ENGLISH it may help you get your point across, that is if you even have a point.

Very bad lump to swallow, the choice is yours to stay here, everyone that has the need to know will know how to contact you,

If your dog is not returned this week I would think of going back to work, if your dog is found they will let you know.

I am sure she could be shipped back to you.

Sorry for your loss, and wish a safe return.

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33taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

whitesabbath-not sure what you think with dawn, she is not the owner of the missing dog. she thinks it's not ligit and has been horrible to anyone trying to help find mable.

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34dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

at taxpayer, weather was 83 and 93% humidity. just sayin, and no i have not been horrible to everyone, just one on here that keeps saying i dont have my facts correct. that's all. thank you. i am truly sorry for the dog as i said, i just asked if anyone saw the dog or not. and if you are a resident of liberty then you are aware of the many scam artists that have hit our town. so excuse me if i choose to be cautious instead. and as for you smt, you must be talking about your own family when you speak of the welfare check. sorry

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35smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

To Dawn421
I have never taken a penny from any government, nor has any member of my family. You stated yourself, that you have, so whose the liar?

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36smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

To Dawn421
From the horses mouth, in your own words -

"@uticashale. you are the biggest a#$hole i have seen on here. you are clearly not from here. this pos did wrong and they fired the employee. i am sick of you acting like everyone that gets some help from the governent is a fn criminal!!!!!! i just gor custody of my grandbabys. am i a thief cuz im gettin help? unemployent from 25 plus yrs doesnt cut it so i need help, so if i a thief then oh well. u need to go back where you came from and stop labeling everyone here."

Another pleasant outburst? If you need help I'm glad you get it from the government but you don't have to deny it or accuse others irresponsibly.

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37dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

as i also stated you ignorant a#$. i am raising my grandchildren now due to a death so watch your ignorant mouth, i do not collect welfare, i may get some help but it is not welfare!!!!!! so you may need to investigate some more before you run that mouth. and im still waiting for a straight answer to my original question, who here saw the dog with them?????????????????????????????????????????????????/

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38dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

and in case you missed it in my hometown paper, we had a little boy murdered, so enough of your idaho bull, more important things here than an invisable dog

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39smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 321 - You say:

"i do not collect welfare, i may get some help but it is not welfare!!!!!!"

I wonder what it is then? If you receive any monetary, food stamps, clothing etc from ANY governmental source, federal or state that is not directly related to something you earned then that is described as "welfare" as someone else is paying for it.

Whether or not you deserve it for what you do is immaterial and as I STATED before "IF YOU NEED IT I'M GLAD THE GOVERNMENT IS SUPPLYING IT" - so I don't know why you're running off your potty mouth again and I haven't even accused you of having "invisible" grandkids

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40withu(3 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

please let the facebook sighting tonight near belmont be Mabel. Please. Please Please.

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41kimk1957(21 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dawn 421..... you need to just go and raise your grandchildren and stay off this page. Your vile comments are not welcomed here. There are problems, murders and deaths ALL over the world...not just this area. Despite all the misery...people still have love for animals...as in this case. You may not care...we do. Go away.

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42southsidedave(5189 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Seems as though someone, who shall remain anonymous, has some anger management issues in this post. Of course, the person is "college educated", what a joke!

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43whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Has the dog Mabel been found yet ?

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44smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Not yet but a bunch of volunteers are out looking today and hope continues for a successful conclusion

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45dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

cant help but say where is the family now? lots of people wasting time here looking for a dog that wasnt here. the fact there is a reward with no questions ask is a clue. nobody turned her in. when this dog is found to be in idaho where it has been all along i hope you all feel stupid. and yes there is people on bring mabell home that feel the same

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46smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Dear Dawn 421

Stupid is as stupid says -wise up and stick your head in someone else's business -try talking to the 1500 people looking for Mabel

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47smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Below is Brookes last FB post from Ohio as she returns to Idaho tonight to rejoin Marley and then to Spokane to rejoin Paul.
I am so grateful to all the people in Youngstown who came forward to help in any way . May you all be blessed for your time, effort and love.

Bring Mabel Home

On Tuesday it will have been 4 weeks since Mabel went missing. Some of you already know this, but for those who don't, Paul and our little girl had to leave 3 weeks ago so he could go to work to pay for everything we are doing here. He has been in Washington, our daughter has been in Idaho with her grandparents, and I have been here. His condition for me staying behind was that I would not announce on FB that I am here alone because he was concerned for my safety. Last night I received a call from someone who works with a shelter and they believed they had found Mabel. I learned this morning that it is not her and the bulldog they received is currently being returned to her family. The dog was found near here and looked very similar to Mabel but is too small and has a different microchip. I am grateful that this family has been made whole again, but I am struggling right now because I was so sure I would finally get Mabel back today. I have tried to be strong for Mabel, but I have never spent so much time away from my family and I don't feel like I have much left in me to continue this alone. For my own sanity, and for the well being of our daughter, Paul and I have decided that it is time for me to return home. It breaks my heart to leave here without Mabel but it also breaks my heart to be away from Marley. This does not mean that we are giving up. I repeat, WE ARE NOT GIVING UP. All this means is that we need each of you to be our eyes and ears. Someone out there either has Mabel or knows where she is. We have to find a way to reach them. I will be sending Mabel's picture to every vet in the country starting with Ohio. I will cover every shelter, animal rescue, pet supply store, groomer, everyone. The money we have been spending on my hotel and rental car will go to published ads, printed flyers and posters, and anything else we can think of that might help. I will badger every major news source until someone decides to share our story. If local law enforcement chooses to give up on our case, we will go up the chain of command until someone listens. We will not let Mabel be forgotten and we know that you won't either. I want to thank you all for everything you have done up until this point and for everything you will continue to do. I hope that you all understand how difficult this decision has been and forgive me for having to leave. We are so incredibly grateful to everyone and I sincerely hope that this does not stop any of the efforts to look for Mabel. We want our family whole again and I know that Mabel wants to be home. Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for everything...

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48smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Brooke arrived in Boise on Monday night and was preparing to drive to Spokane on Tuesday when she got a call from a lady in Columbus saying she had Mabel. Pictures were exchanged and a dog warden was sent to test the chip and it all became real. Brooke left last night to drive back to Columbus. Here is a post she made on FB while on the way -

Bring Mabel Home

9 hours ago via mobile.

The moment is finally here! I am happy to report that I am currently driving back to Youngstown because Mabel has been found! A woman called today and said she purchased Mabel for $500 from a guy in Columbus. She saw Mabel's picture on Craigslist and called me immediately. Once we verified Mabel's chip (thank you Paulina and Canine Crusaders), Mary Dump arranged to have her transported back to You
ngstown (thank you Mary) and she is currently on her way. I should be back by Friday and will spend that evening making sure Mabel is okay. On Saturday, I would like to invite all of you to meet Mabel. I haven't decided where yet but I will figure that out in the morning and let everyone know. Thank you all so much for everything! I won't say too much now because it's going to take me a little time to put my gratitude into words. Instead, I want everyone to rest easy tonight because Mabel is safe and will soon be back with her family! :-) :-) :-)"
Thank you all so much ,Brooke, Paul and Marley are over the moon

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49wmg(7 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I am with Canine Crusaders and I'm so very happy for Mabel and her family!

I DO hope "Dawn" learned something about giving people the benefit of the doubt. And the Jillings family did NOT ask for money, Canine Crusaders, a NON-profit 501c3 rescue did.

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50smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

In fact it cost them a LOT of money - staying in a motel for three extra weeks, food, car hire and gas for searching etc. Then, thinking there were no leads left, Brooke flew back to Idaho, another high cost only to receive a call next day from a woman who said she had bought Mabel for $500 outside a store in Columbus. Pictures were exchanged, the dog warden checked the chip and then Brooke had to drive the 4000 miles there and back to pick up Mabel with the costs incurred for food, lodging and gas. All in all it it cost them a considerable hunk of their assets but the dog was worth it to them. I thank the truly wonderful people of Youngstown and Canine Crusaders for all their prayers and support and I trust other dog lovers missing their pets will find the same effort and result.
As for the likes of the naysayers, like Dawn 421, they warrant our pity. It's a sad way to approach life

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51dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Hey smtboy leave my name out of your mouth. I only posted at you because of the ignorant crap you said about me. I have been a follower of mabels fb page since the beginning. I was also One of many searchers in the murray hill area all around the schools. I have spoke to brooke on fb and chipped in funds. I also was at the meet and greet and gave hugs to mooshoo and momma. So next time think before u call someone lazy cheeto eating couch potato welfare gettin. Just sayin. :-) 4 mabel

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52smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

dawn 421
You were the one who said my son and his family were lying gypsies who never had a dog and were trying to con everyone. What did you expect - compliments! Make uninformed accusations and you must expect negative responses

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53dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Smt I never said gypsies so not my words tthat was. Someone. Else but you chose tototo bash me and not. The other. Guy. Like I said I was there. Looking. For. Her. It was your. Mouth. That made me mad. I'm sorry.

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54smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

To Dawn 421
Here's hurrdurr first line:

"What's not told here is they live in that van and are "gypsies" traveling from place to place so the husband can fix wind turbines."

Here is your first post:

i agree with hurrdurr, something isnt kosher here. and are we the citizens of liberty to pick up the tab for them to stay here? probably see that on 6 o'clock news tonight that they are taking donations.can anyone even verify they had the dog? just saying something fishy, too many cars around and too busy of an area not to see anything"

So by agreeing with hurrdurr you have to accept his statement of "gypsies" or you should have disclaimed it.
When you insult someone without checking your facts first then you must accept a non favorable response

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55dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

You are. Correct. I apologize. I should. Have. Investigated before I spoke. I'm not fighting. With. You. Anymore. If I can. Admit I was an ass then why can't you shut. Up and let it go.

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56smtboy(20 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I only ever responded to your complaints, hopefully they have ceased and this conversation can be put to bed. If you assisted in any way in searching for Mabel I am sure both Brooke and I appreciate it.

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