CONYERS, Ga. - A well-known Conyers family is missing an important part of their family, ChaCha a female Yorkie.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the disappearance as a stolen dog after an ad appeared on Craigslist
“We are sad she’s a part of our family,” said Kelly Ferrell, ChaCha’s owner and the owner of Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles in Conyers.
The female Yorkie disappeared ten days ago from the family’s Rockdale County home. Kelli’s daughter had taken ChaCha outside around noon for a potty break then went back in the home.
“She came outside to get Cha Cha and bring her in and she noticed that she was gone,” said Ferrell.
After posting missing Cha Cha fliers all over her neighborhood and on social media Kellie Ferrell started checking Craigslist Tuesday.
“I just scrolled and scrolled and scrolled and I finally got to a picture and I said this is ChaCha.
Both pictures she has a silver charm that basically shows her name and her telephone number,” said Ferrell as she compared her picture to the ad picture of ChaCha.
She said ChaCha is also wearing the same pink glitter collar in both pictures.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office tells us they are pursuing all leads.
Kellie Ferrell is dividing her time running her family’s restaurant Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles and searching for Cha Cha.
FOX 5’s George Franco called the number on the ad but no answer or call back. The ad claims the dog was a gift after a fire forced its owners to surrender it. Asking price was $600.
Kelli Ferrell told FOX 5 News the family is offering a $1,000 reward for ChaCha’s safe return.
She said that could be easily accomplished because ChaCha is chipped.
“Drop her off to a vet where she can be scanned and they will contact me because she is chipped,” said Ferrell.
Anyone with information in ChaCha’s case is asked to contact the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org