11 Months Later, Puppy-Napped Dog Found Wandering in Streets

By Julie Fine
|  Friday, Nov 1, 2013  |  Updated 3:42 PM CDT
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One of the eight puppies stolen from a Dallas pet store nearly a year ago was found this week, malnourished and wandering in the streets.

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

One of the eight puppies stolen from a Dallas pet store nearly a year ago was found this week, malnourished and wandering in the streets.

One of the eight puppies stolen from a Dallas pet store nearly a year ago was found this week.

A Good Samaritan spotted the schnoodle -- a Schnauzer and poodle mix -- wandering a street in Corinth and took the dog to a veterinarian.

The dog has a microchip, and the animal hospital was able to trace her to Petland.

She was one of eight puppies stolen from the pet store in December. Surveillance video shows two men breaking into the store.

"These people came in, they ripped the doors off of our kennels, threw puppies in a bag, busted the glass and went out the front door," employee Alan Card said.

He said the footage was difficult for employees to watch.

"I can't believe people would come in here and treat a puppy like that," he said. "Theft is one thing, but when you are harming animals, that is another."

The Dallas burglary occurred two months after similar break-ins at Petland stores in Plano and Frisco.

The rescued pup made it back to the Dallas pet store on Tuesday. She was malnourished but now seems to be doing great.

"It is really a privilege that we got the puppy back, and we get to find it a new home," Card said.

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