**Dog-napping Horror**: DC Woman Recovers from Violent Attack and Pleads for Return of Stolen Beloved Dog

Washington, D.C. – A Northeast D.C. woman is seeking the safe return of her beloved dog after a frightening attack left her injured and her pet stolen.

Zaleena Ahmed was walking her 14-year-old Westie, Max, near the Fort Totten Metro Station around 10 p.m. on Saturday night when a man approached her, brandishing a gun and demanding the dog. Despite the danger, Ahmed resisted, resulting in a struggle that left her with multiple stitches on her forehead.

In the midst of the struggle, Ahmed managed to hold onto Max until a vehicle pulled up. She initially thought the driver was there to help, but to her dismay, the driver and another man wrestled Max away and quickly fled the scene.

Despite her injuries, Ahmed’s main concern is the safe return of Max, who is turning 15 next week and requires significant care due to his advanced age.

As the investigation continues, D.C. Police are urging anyone with information to come forward to aid in the safe return of Max to his rightful home. The bond between a pet and its owner is strong, and Ahmed’s determination to bring Max home reflects the powerful connection between humans and their animal companions.