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Homeowners Say Burglar Targeted Puppies
A home in Northwest Oklahoma City was broken into Friday. Homeowners think the burglar targeted their home for the three English Bulldogs that were inside.
The Coyers were fostering the six-week-old puppies for the Oklahoma Humane Society for about a week, when they were stolen.
"Its been a difficult 24-hour period. We felt extremely vulnerable and violated, obviously," Kirk Coyer said.
Coyer filed a police report, but has not heard any news. He said he's not interested in punishing the person responsible. He just wants to take care of the dogs until they are old enough to be adopted out to good homes.
Listings for other English Bulldogs puppies puts a price tag of up to a $1,500 on each.
A television is also missing from the house, Coyer said, but no other valuable were taken.
Posted: Saturday, October 6 2012, 10:03 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Safe room mandates remain rare in tornado states
May 24, 2013 07:24 GMT
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- When a deadly tornado tore through the central Oklahoma city of Moore, many survivors emerged from their storm shelters to see their homes blown away.
The mayor suggested that storm shelters should perhaps be mandated for new homes. But that may be hard sell.
But not a single state currently requires storm shelters in new homes. And not even many communities do so.
Costs remain a deterrent despite the life-saving potential of personal storm shelters. So, too, does a general resistance to government mandates in politically conservative states in the nation's heartland where tornadoes are most prevalent.
Instead of a stick, Oklahoma currently offers a carrot to build storm shelters. It uses federal funds to award $2,000 rebates to residents who win a special storm-shelter lottery.
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