Woodland woman says dog held for ransom

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WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A Woodland woman says her pet bulldog named Jaggar is being held for ransom by thieves demanding money and her prescription drugs.

Jennifer Thomas told KATU (http://bit.ly/nYT6z2 ) she noticed her dog missing more than a week ago after she saw a man and woman in her driveway. Since then she has received text messages from people threatening to torture the dog to death unless she pays the ransom.

Thomas uses a wheelchair, says she doesn't have the money and needs the medication because of an accident.

Despite warnings not to call police, she asked the Cowlitz County sheriff's office for help.