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Birmingham woman's seeing eye dog stolen

BIRMINGHAM,AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a sad case, a theft and a blind woman is the victim.  Adrienne Stroud is barely able to get around without falling after someone stole her seeing-eye dog, a royal standard poodle named Treasure.  She says Treasure and a similar black dog were taken from her back yard on 4th Avenue North almost two weeks ago.  She's been to the animal shelter and walked her neighborhood calling for them.  Tuesday she filed a criminal report with Birmingham police and officers issued a BOLO for the missing poodles.   Stroud wonders if whomever took treasure realizes what they've done to her.   "He's my eyes really. He's my lifeline, security, everything," said Stroud. "A big part of me is missing without him. I just really don't feel the confidence I had to get out and about." Stroud assumes they were stolen because of what she discovered. Someone pointed out to her what looks like a hole that was cut at the bottom of her fence. She says the service dog was donated to her from an organization called "Pilot dogs for the blind"  based out of Columbus, Ohio. Stroud says it'll cost about $1,300 to replace the dog and she can't afford that.  If you know anything about the theft you're urged to call Birmingham Police.

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