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Woman searches for missing dogs that went lost after burglary

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A Hartford woman is pleading for help with the public to help her find her two dogs that went missing after her home was burglarized while she was at work. 

It was tough for Amanda Denes just to look at pictures of her two little pups on Friday. Her pets went missing since sometime Thursday afternoon. 

When Denes said she came home Thursday night, she found a mess in her west end home. 

Denes said it appeared thieves had broken in to her home, but got "spooked" before they could really take much.

"I saw the TV had been turned over," Denes said. "It wasn't broken, but it looked like they had started to unplug it."

Two items that were missing from her home were her dogs, Burton and Zuzu. 

"They're just great, sweet dogs," Denes said. 

Denes said she adopted Burton and Zuzu when they were just 7 weeks old about three years ago in California.

When she got an assistant professor job at UConn, the trio traveled cross country and have been inseparable up until Thursday.

"It's weird to think I was giving a lecture and somebody was in my house changing my whole life," Denes said.

Denes said she called police as soon as she realized what had happened. She said she thinks the dogs may have just run out of the house during the burglary, since the thieves left their leashes behind.

Denes' family and friends jumped into action, putting up a big sign in front of her house and printing out fliers.

The fliers were already in the businesses along this area of Farmington Avenue. On Friday, fliers she plans on going up and down the neighborhood again handing out even more.

Denes said she has left food out on the porch, but she's worried because it's been so cold at night. Burton and Zuzu weigh just 30 pounds each.

Burton and Zuzu have collars and microchips. Denes said she was just hoping someone will see this and give her a call.

"I just want to know what's happening," Denes said. "I'm so confused by everything that's happened. It's been such a whirlwind, so just any updates and help me get back my babies would be great."

If anyone has any information, Denes asked that you email her amandadenesphd@gmail.com. 

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