Dog stolen from yard, abused, and then returned

December 5, 2011 8:26:30 PM PST
A Hayward family is hoping someone can help them figure out who stole their dog, and then abused him for months.

Toto, a 12-year-old Yorkie named Toto, was snatched from a fenced-in yard eight months ago. On Tuesday, someone put him back in the yard, inside a dog carrier. All his front teeth and part of his left eye are missing, and he was suffering infections.

The family says Toto will need a lot of time and attention at the vet.

So far, there are no leads.