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West Hartford wants missing dog flyers taken down

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The flyers posted to find the two dogs that went missing after a home was burglarized in Hartford about a month ago is causing a stir with West Hartford residents and town officials. 

On Feb. 27, Amanda Denes told Eyewitness News that someone broke into her home and during that incident, her dogs, Burton and Zuzu got out. The dogs have not returned home and since that incident, their owner has not stopped searching for them.

"I love them, so much," Denes said. "They're my entire world."

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 the burglary.

A $5,000 reward was raised to help with their return, a Facebook page was created and trackers have been brought to help with the search.

Volunteers have handed out flyers with information about the missing dogs and those flyers are posted everywhere in West Hartford and Hartford.

In West Hartford, those flyers are banned from light posts, utility poles and trees. 

"Actually when was out on a lead looking for the dogs in the neighborhood, I got a call and someone from the town had called to basically tell there was an excessive amount of flyers in town," Denes said. "And if I didn't do something about it, they would have to take them down. I would end up getting fined."

The ordinance carries a hefty fine that could ring up to thousands of dollars. Denes said she didn't mean for this incident to get out of hand.

Denes said she was told that she has two weeks to take them down. Denes told Eyewitness News that she will take down the flyers, but the search for her precious pooches will not end.

"I know there's rules in town and I'm trying to be respectful of that," Denes said. "But at the same time, my number one priority is to find my babies and get them home."

No arrests have been made in the burglary.

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

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