Stolen Dog Reunites with Owners in Montgomery


By Ellis Eskew

It's a happy homecoming for one dog as he reunites with his family.

Alabama News Network first reported the story in February when the dog was stolen out of a Walgreen's parking lot.

Oliver the Yorkie is now home where he belongs.
But the past few months have been hard on his family who thought they'd never see him again.
That was until Friday morning.

Fourteen year old Hope and her mom, Susan, were on the way to school and stopped at the Race Way gas station on Eastern Boulevard.

 "I looked to my right and said that looks like our dog. Saw the dog in the back of someone's car and it was a Yorkie and he had his ears down and that's what I automatically thought like-- that's my dog," said Hope.

Hope then told her mom.
And they chased the woman in the car down.

"My mom said 'that's Oliver!' He kind of looked at her then he went to the front seat and flipped out when he saw her," said Hope.

They called the police and had to explain to the owner who had bought the dog from someone else that her dog was their's.

But soon after it was settled they were able to bring Oliver back home.

 "It was like when he walked into the house it was like he knew everything , running around the house to all his favorite places. He got his toy, squeaking his toy and I was like ah, I've missed that," said Susan.

It's been a long four months... And Susan never gave up all hope.

"My wish was to have him home for his birthday, which is next week. And the policeman this morning said God works in mysterious ways, and I said yes he does... " said Susan.

 As for the person who stole the dog in the first place, police tracked down a suspect.
     He was on probation when he allegedly stole the dog and is now back in jail. Further charges are pending.


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