A kidnapped Colombian dog, Aldo de Fescol, was returned to his owners after he was held for a $350,000 ransom by his abductors.
The four-year-old German shepherd was taken on September 18. The dognappers broke into the couple’s house, tranquilized Aldo, and took him away in a bag.
The couple later received a call saying that Aldo would be hurt unless they paid a $350,000 ransom. They also were sent photos of the dog in chains and a tape recording that said: “This is how your dog cries at night.”
Six undercover agents accompanied the couple when they went to make the ransom payment. When the exchange was about to take place, a shootout erupted, and two of the dognappers were captured. No ransom was paid, and the other abductors still had Aldo.
Aldo was dropped off later at a veterinarian’s office with a note saying that he needed to be washed. When no one came to pick up the dog, the vet’s office called the police. After a month, Aldo was finally returned home to his owners.
A vet said Aldo shows signs of starvation but is doing well overall.
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