An Arizona woman wrote a letter to her local newspaper that Bobby, her beagle-terrier mix, was missing since April 3. The woman was suspicious that her neighbors took her dog when they were dog-sitting. The neighbors said that they had returned the dog to her mobile home.
A sympathetic and determined news reporter that read the woman’s story tracked down the couple to Fort Wayne, Indiana and tracked down their address by using county records. She wrote letters to the couple’s neighbors to see if they recognized a dog that matched Bobby’s description. One neighbor contacted the reporter and said the couple called the dog “Bobby” and said that he was a stray from Arizona. People have been snatching babies for years. Now it’s spread to dogs.
Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control seized Bobby from the couple and Bobby will be returning home to Arizona on a free plane ride (I wonder if he got upgraded to first class).