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Call could help lead to Burton, Zuzu

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The public's help is needed identifying the voice of a woman, who is believed to have two dogs that went missing during a home break-in earlier this year.

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 for months, people have searched for the pets with any luck of finding them. 

Denes told the River 105.9 that she received a phone call early Saturday morning from a woman who said she had Burton and Zuzu and wanted to give them back.

"I found your dogs and I'm in West Hartford right now," the woman said during the 30-second phone call. 

The woman said her name was Melissa and she was in West Hartford.  

"I don't really want your dogs here," Melissa said before her voice became muffled. "I love dogs anyway, and I just don't like bugs, so pick your dogs." 

After talking with police, Denes said they were in contact with the person who owns that cell phone, and that woman believes her phone was hacked.

To hear the full phone call on your mobile device, click here.  

Denes, who told Eyewitness News she adopted Burton and Zuzu when they were just seven weeks old about three years ago in California and then, they all moved to Connecticut when she got an assistant professor job at UConn.

According to Denes, the trio traveled cross country and were inseparable up until the burglary. No arrests have been made in the burglary.

Groups of people have helped search for the pets and dog trackers were hired to locate the animals. But they have not been found. A $5,000 reward is being offered for the person who helps find the two pets.

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

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