GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman was reunited with her dog Wednesday night after it went missing during a home invasion last week.
Peggy Turner said she returned home from work around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday and found the back door to her house had been broken into.
She noticed wrapped Christmas presents torn up and immediately wondered why the dogs hadn’t come to greet her.
Turner said she then found one of them, Teddy, locked in her bedroom closet.
But Sadie was nowhere.
When Turner’s husband died in a motorcycle crash in 2012, she got two dogs to help her cope.
“To have someone happy to see me come home,” Turner said. “My daughter’s up at school, so without these dogs, this house would be quiet.”
Turner also discovered that $1,600 in cash was missing, as well as her jewelry, much of which was family heirlooms, including her wedding ring.
And to add to the heartache, she said a box of cards and letters from her late husband was taken.
“They took things that are junk to them. Letters, cards, that mean nothing to them. But they were my love letters from him. One of them, I used to read. It said – ‘I will love you until the day I die,'” she said.
Turner said her wedding ring is engraved with the words “I love you” and her wedding date, 12-22-92.