A little girl’s puppy has been brought together with her family, apparently returned by the same people who stole her.
Sasha, an eight-week-old Labrador, was taken amid a thievery in Melbourne on Monday morning – alongside a portable PC, an iPad, and some gems.
The family revealed to Australian news outlets they were crushed at the loss of four-year-old Maia’s closest companion.
But on Thursday, Sasha was found in the garden, after the cheats clearly had a difference of heart.
The puppy, who the proprietors said had a therapeutic condition that required consideration, had just been a piece of the family for seven days when she was taken.
One of her owners, Ryan Hood, addressed Australian news nearby of sad Maia, engaging for data to track Sasha down.
The story made national news in Australia before the puppy was found on Thursday morning.
“We didn’t want to get our hopes up. And then this morning, my wife got up to make herself a coffee, walked past the sliding door, and noticed that there was a figure moving by the kennel,” he told Australia’s Today morning programme.
“We think that whoever took her has either has a conscience or got scared and just dropped her over the fence … we don’t care to be honest, we’re just glad to have her back.”
He added that Sasha appeared to have built up an interest in shoes amid her nonappearance, but was healthy.
Victoria Police said the thievery examination proceeds.
The other stolen things are as yet absent.
Senior Constable Adam Leggo revealed to Australia’s ABC news that taking the puppy was most likely spontaneous.
“It’s a bit of a strange one. It’s difficult to understand what they were thinking,” he said.