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June 2, 2022

UPDATE June 13, 2022 -- The FBI arrested the suspect in San Antonio. The 3 dogs + the litter of 8 puppies born since the kidnapping were found safe and have been reunited with their owner / handler. 

!! Please BE On the LOOK OUT for these kidnapped dogs!! Three weeks ago, on May 12, 2022, a nightmare scenario unfolded for Dr. Kim Lark, who is a friend of a friend. Despite her vigilant efforts to keep them safe, all 3 of her dogs -- all highly trained in search and rescue, one of them VERY pregnant -- got kidnapped in Carlsbad, New Mexico, by her ex. Law enforcement considers the suspect armed and dangerous. Look for the full backstory, media coverage of the crime (including by an investigative producer with NBC News / Dateline), and latest updates at Dr. Lark is offering a $50,000 reward for the safe return of the 3 dogs and the litter of puppies. Please be on the lookout for these dogs and the suspect. They could be anywhere by now.  #savekimsdogs


Every Tip or Possible Sighting Helps! Please Call Law Enforcement 1st!

If you have any info or think you've seen the suspect — Theodore “Ted” Maher (aka Jon Green) — or any of the 3 kidnapped dogs and litter of puppies, please immediately call the Carlsbad Police Department with dates, times, locations, and photos, if possible:

  • (575) 885-2111 ext. 0
  • Carlsbad Police Detective Jim Devlin at (575) 885-2111 ext. 2230

DO NOT approach the suspect. Law enforcement considers him armed and dangerous.

Dr. Lark saw at least one accomplice with the suspect the morning of the kidnapping.

BOLO kidnapped dogs - suspect wanted flier

How You Can Help

  1. Share info about these kidnapped dogs on all your social media feeds at least once a week, please. Younger pals, please include TikTok too. 
  2.  Download and printout a PDF version of the kidnapped dogs flier. If possible, post at gas stations, rest stops, truck stops, restaurants, camp grounds, pet supply stores, etc. 
  3. Also, please watch CraigsList and other places people might advertise a litter of border collie puppies for sale and report any possible matches to the team helping Dr. Lark --

There is also a SaveKimsDogs FB Group, but the team is trying to post all the credible / verified information on the Save Kim's Dogs site.

Kidnapped Dogs #1 - Female Dutch Shepherd Named Felony

kidnapped dog named Felony (f) dutch shepherd
kidnapped dog named Felony (f) dutch shepherd flier image

Kidnapped Dogs #2 - Female Border Collie Named Zero

Zero was VERY pregnant at the time of the crime, literally due any day.

Assuming she whelped them safely after being kidnapped, everyone hopes she is with the litter and nursing the puppies. 

kidnapped dog named Zero (f) border collie
kidnapped dog named Zero (f) border collie - flier image

Kidnapped Dogs #3 - Female Border Collie Named Storm

kidnapped dog named Storm (f) border collie
kidnapped dog named Storm (f) border collie - flier

Kidnapped Dogs #4-?? - Border Collie Puppies

Assuming Zero safely whelped her litter while on the run, the border collie puppies would be about 2 weeks old now (June 2, 2022). They'll be ~ 8 weeks old in mid-July 2022.

The suspect also broke into Dr. Larks home and took things, including perhaps pedigree information on the kidnapped dogs and litter, so the puppies might come with "papers."

Let's not assume the suspect and any accomplices (unwitting or otherwise) will wait to sell the puppies until they are old enough to legally transfer ownership -- which is between 6-8 weeks, depending on the state. 

Keep an eye out for any suspicious litters starting now and through the summer. 


May all of these kidnapped dogs be found soon and safe.
About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. I’ve been watching the news about this and it breaks my heart. I hope they catch this SOB and, more importantly, get all the dogs and puppies back.

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