Qiaoqiao, the missing seeing-eye dog in the undated photo is seen with a student of its owner, a masseur called Tian.
Police in Beijing are hunting for a missing seeing-eye dog which was abducted yesterday afternoon, Monday 22nd.
Seven years old Qiaoqiao has lived with a blind masseur named Tian for five years and has become part of the family.
Tian told reporters that the black Labrador was taken from him in front of his massage parlor.
Several people jumped out of a minibus and forced the dog into the vehicle before they drove away. At that time, some employees of the massage business tried to stop the abduction but failed.
Tian has pledged to do everything he can to get Qiaoqiao back not matter how much he has to give as a reward to the finder.
Qiaoqiao graduated from the China Guide Dog Training Center in Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province. The center, founded in 2005, is the first non-profit seeing-eye dog training institution in China.
Statistics show that at least 12 million people in China are visually impaired. However, it is estimated that only 70 seeing-eye dogs are currently working with blind people in the country.
The police say that so far there are no clues to the whereabouts of the dog, or who might have taken it.