The San Jose police union and a San Jose city council member are joining the fight to get a family's puppy back after thieves broke into their home and took the dog and other home electronics early this week.
Marie Mabanag says her home on Sharon Drive has been burglarized twice.
The latest happened on Monday and thieves took the family pet, a puppy named Meeko.
Mabanag is a teacher in the Oak Grove School District. She made a personal appeal to the community to get involved in fighting what she calls a dramatic increase in home burglaries in San Jose.
Council Member Ash Kalra held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce a $6,000 reward for return of the stolen items and the puppy named Meeko.
The San Jose Police Officers' Association and San Jose Fire Fighters Local 230 are offering $5,000. Kalra is offering $1,000.
Mabanag's daughter Marissa is also throwing in the entire contents of her piggy bank.
If you have any information on the burglary or the dog call San Jose police.