Even if your own pet is disguised to look differently, you can recognize your own pet. This is how Kristy Saint Clair got her stolen dog back.
Saint Clair’s Pomeranian, Riley, had been missing since last week. She posted up fliers and offered a $300 reward for her dog valued at $1,000.
When Saint Clair was walking around her neighborhood, she noticed a man walking a dog that looked similar to Riley. Except this dog was shaved, and wore new tags, a leash, collar, and sweater. She said the only way she recognized her dog was because of his face.
She confronted the man saying that Riley was her dog, but the man said the dog was his and stated that he had papers to prove it.
When authorities went to the man’s house to confront him, he later changed his story and said he “found” the dog. The 22-year-old man was taken into custody. He has been charged with first-degree theft because of the value of Riley, and he is also wanted in California on embezzlement charges.
Riley has been returned to Saint Clair.