ATLANTA — Two mixed-breed bulldogs that had been lacking for days after they had been snatched from a canine walker have been present in a neighborhood seven miles from the place they had been kidnapped.
Channel 2′s Tom Regan reported Thursday that the dogs and their homeowners had been reunited. Friday, he spoke with the person who discovered one among them whereas walking his personal canine in northwest Atlanta.
The saga of lacking bulldogs began Sunday night time when a pal was walking the dogs whereas their homeowners had been on trip. Three males with weapons demanded he flip over the dogs.
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One of the suspects fired twice on the canine walker, who wasn’t injured.
“One of them turns around and tells me to stop chasing them and fires another shot at me. In my head, I was thinking ‘This isn’t really happening now,’” sufferer and pal Joshua Cavanaugh advised Channel 2′s Tom Regan.
The dogs’ homeowners rushed home from London, England after they had been advised that their dogs had been stolen. For days, they posted flyers and searched many neighborhoods.
This week, somebody walking their canine in northwest Atlanta noticed one of many stolen dogs, Stogie, standing on the street with out a collar.
The man who discovered Stogie, Dallas Hawkezuniga, spoke with Channel 2 Action News about how he helped reunite Stogie along with his household.
“He starts following me, licking me and playing with my dog. Super friendly. So I picked him up and took him to my house and looked on Facebook. I thought there would be a group with lost dogs,” Dallas Hawkezuniga stated.
Hawkezuniga contacted one of many homeowners of the stolen dogs, Matt Livingston. The subsequent day, the opposite lacking canine, Scotch was situated in the identical space. Both at the moment are reunited and home with their homeowners.
“We have them back now, and we are so incredibly thankful and grateful for everyone who reached out. You don’t get that very often, where people are just really good and it restores your faith after something so horrible has happened,” Livingston stated.
Police arrested the suspected getaway driver for an excellent warrant after he crashed his automobile. The three males who stole the dogs are nonetheless on the run.
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