Community comes together to help Elvis fans find stolen dog

Community comes together to help Elvis fans find stolen dog
Published: Jan. 12, 2015 at 5:21 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Canadian couple whose Yorkshire terrier was

are still missing their beloved pet, Dixie.Every time Laurie Travis thinks about her dog, she cries. The last time she saw the Yorkshire terrier. it was sitting in her car.

"We've had that dog since she was a baby," Laurie said. "When I picked her up, she fit in the palm of my hand."

Laurie and Terry Travis are back home in Canada, but WMC Action News 5's Ben Watson spoke with them by phone.

"Just bring our dog home," Laurie pleaded.

"Please bring her back," Terry begged. "She means the world to us."

A number of Memphians are touched by the Canadian couples pain.

Bob Wilson is president of Wilson Air in Memphis. He reached out to the Travis family and offered to fly little Dixie to the family' home in Canada if she is ever found.

Wilson and his wife feel that the dog theft gives a bad impression of Memphis and they want to do something about it.

"This gets nationwide coverage and everything else and it's just absolutely bad PR for Memphis," said Wilson, who is not alone in thinking that way.

WMC Action News 5 received several messages from people offering everything from reward money, to food and lodging help for the couple.

The Travis family tells me that a rescue organization even offered to continue searching for little Dixie.

As you might imagine, Terry and Laurie are overjoyed with the community's response, but they really just want Dixie back in their arms.

To donate to the fund to bring Dixie home, you can go to the family's Facebook page "Stolen Dog Dixie."

You can also email Terry Travis at

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