Bronson was found about 6 weeks after he went missing. The police got a tip, contacted Jason, and he raced down to the station to pick up Bronson.
Their joy was short-lived. In June, Bronson, while playing with another long-time dog friend, suffered a fatal injury. Jason was heartbroken, once again.
On December 5, Jason Christopher had taken his gorgeous dog, Bronson, to work with him at Brick, a gym in West Hollywood, California. He had no idea that in just a few hours, his world would be turned upside down. He is hoping that this story reaches the right person, and the family’s world will be made whole again. At around noon that day, Bronson, his three-year-old, long haired Chihuahua, who sleeps on Jason’s chest every night, slipped unseen out the door of Brick and was quickly snatched up, driven away to parts unknown.
KTLA aired a feature on Bronson on December 6. On December 7, this Craigslist ad was posted. This Facebook page has been created, entitled ‘Help Find Bronson.’ A group of friends and family in the area have gotten involved, trying to leave no stone unturned, but they would welcome additional assistance from the community. Right now, Bronson can be anywhere. Please read the details below on the disappearance of Bronson, and, if you can share or offer any assistance, their contact information follows.
The abduction was witnessed by two people, both friends of Mr. Christopher’s friends. As reported on December 9, on his Facebook page, at around noon in West Hollywood, at the corner of Santa Monica and Ogden, a woman was sitting in her car, waiting to make a right turn. She saw a little dog on the corner and pulled over. The dog came trotting up to her. Immediately after, the window to the vehicle that had been directly in front of that woman’s car, and had its left turn signal on, was rolled down, and the woman in that vehicle said that the dog was hers, claiming he had jumped from her car. That woman is described as a Latin female with dark hair, between 40- and 50-years old, with a heavy accent. She was driving a silver, four-door BMW five-series, with a sunroof. The first woman who had pulled over had the chance to look into the BMW and saw only the woman’s purse next to her on the seat. There was no leash, but she gave the BMW driver the dog anyway, since she, herself, didn’t recognize him. The Latin woman claimed she had been trying to park when the dog jumped from the car, but in fact, she had been preparing to turn left, as indicated by her turn signal. After taking the dog, that woman did not park, but drove to the corner, made a right turn, and drove away.
Bronson’s family would like to assure the driver of the BMW, or whoever currently has the dog, that have no desire to cause them any grief or trouble; they simply want Bronson brought home.
The woman who first saw the dog feels that she should have checked for proof of ownership, but she has provided much of the information that the family hopes will lead to Bronson’s recovery, and for that they are grateful. Mr. Christopher’s friends, including Nomi Nilson, and Alec Kara have created this GoFundMe, to help raise money for a reward as an incentive to bring Bronson home. Says Jason, “We’ve done everything imaginable so far to locate him and to encourage his return. Now, we’re hoping that raising this sizable reward will be the added incentive to bring him home. There will be no questions asked, we just want our son back! Any help is appreciated. Thank you!!!” Should any of the fund money collected not be utilized, it will go towards animal-related charities in the area. The family will provide documentation for all donors, upon request.
Bronson is somewhat of a celebrity, having starred in this ‘Scrubbing Bubbles’ commercial. You can click on that link to watch the spot. Coincidentally, the spot is about a family finding a lost dog, and they are giving him a bath to clean him up. But there are many other things that make him special. He has one blue eye and one brown eye. He weighs just over four pounds. He is Jason’s only dog, and he is his emotional support animal. Jason tells this Examiner,
He’s super quirky and is a goofball all day… his favorite toy would be any pen, even though he has every other toy on the planet…
Jason and his friends have scoured the neighborhood, checking out what footage might have revealed on security cameras from stores in that area. They have been able to find video footage of the BMW leaving the scene. Local authorities have been attempting to provide what additional footage they may have, including video that might be obtained from area traffic cameras, on the day in question.
They have papered the area with flyers, are working on posters, and hope that word of mouth will spread and Bronson will be returned to his family. Please contact Jason directly at 310-367-7778, direct message on Instagram @jasonchristopher, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bronson has a microchip in his right shoulder. Whoever found him can easily find his owners by taking him to the nearest vet for his chip to be scanned.
Please help #bringhomebronson! No questions asked.