Source: Twitter/DionLimTV

California Woman Cannot Hold Back Tears during Reunion with Her Dog, Which Was Stolen in a Car Break-In

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 15, 2021
02:00 A.M.
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A California woman reunited with her dog after he was stolen during a car break-in, and the sweet moment was captured on camera.


A 10-year-old Yorkie that was dog-napped during an auto burglary that happened in San Francisco has just gotten reunited with his family.

Asian-American news anchor, Dion Lim, seemed particularly invested in the case as she took to her official Twitter page to break the news with her fans in an effort to help locate the missing dog.

A portrait of a Long-coated Brown Dog on December 10, 2015 | Photo: Pexels


She shared the first tweet regarding the topic on June 11, one day after the foul incident, and kept her fans caught up with updates she linked to the thread.

In a statement they made to San Francisco police, the troubled couple revealed they had parked the car, a Lexus sedan, on North Point Street near Powell Street, leaving their dog, "Leo," inside the car.

Photo of a dog running on the street | Photo: Pexels


Apparently, the owners had decided that the Yorkie was too tired and cold to join them, so they left him in a car carrier tucked underneath the dashboard.

When the two, who had been in town to celebrate their 12th anniversary, returned to the car, they discovered that someone had shattered a window and stolen Leo along with a suitcase.

The dog microchip played a huge part in its return.

Troubled couple reuniting with their lost dog | Photo: Twitter / DionLimTV


The couple searched the whole day for the dog, but there was no trace of him, and it effectively put a damper on their celebratory spirit.

Police requested civilian assistance in locating the multi-colored Yorkshire Terrier, who has some minor health issues. Still, nothing came in until recently when a good samaritan who had just purchased a dog very similar to Leo called the police.

Photo of a fully kitted police officer | Photo: Pexels


After the buyer came forward, the couple compared pictures of the dog and realized his scars were consistent with Leo's, so they headed over for the reunion.

Investigators from the SFPD Burglary Detail retrieved the dog and reunited him with his family. Lim shared a video of the tearful reunion on Twitter.

Photo of a police car parked on the road | Photo: Pexels


Stories of pets, especially dogs, going missing are quickly becoming a regular occurrence in the US; some animals quickly get reunited with their family, as in Leo's case, while others take longer.

An example is the story of a four-month-old pup that disappeared in Georgia only to resurface in Cleveland, Ohio, after four good years. It was all thanks to the dog's microchip.

A Yorkie dog running along a bush path | Photo: Pixabay

Another occurrence involved a blind 10-year-old mutt that had been missing for two years before she was found and her owners located.

Like the previous case, the dog microchip played a huge part in its return, further emphasizing the need for such tools in pet rearing. Hopefully, the reunited dogs will remain that way.


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