Bobby, a 17-year-old Yorkshire terrier that was snatched from owner Bill Hardy’s yard in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan last Saturday, was rescued by two women and taken to an Ypsilanti veterinarian’s office on Wednesday morning.
The two women saw Bobby being tossed back and forth between two young people who were walking on the street. They ordered the young people to give them the dog or they would call police. They took Bobby to the veterinarian’s office, where someone called Hardy.
“He knew me when I picked him up,” Hardy said. “He gave me a kiss.”
Bobby went missing during a garage sale at Hardy’s home on McCarthy Street. He said he believes three teenage boys were involved, and one of the boys distracted Hardy by asking about a lamp for sale while the other two took the dog. Based on a remark from one of the boys, they may have believed the dog was valuable.
Six-pound Bobby, who is lame in one leg and is missing teeth, didn’t have any obvious injuries from his ordeal, but Hardy said he planned to take him to the veterinarian for a check-up.
“He seems to be a little bit shook up,” Hardy said.
Hardy said he would like to pursue criminal prosecution if he can find out who took his dog, but for now, he’s just glad to have Bobby back.
“He’s my best friend,” Hardy said.