A four-year-old Labradoodle named Stella was stolen from a Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles home. The burglary happened last Friday, January 17, but luckily the pooch has been reunited with her human mom.
According to Barbara Goodhill, Stella’s owner, the pooch is a happy and friendly dog. She suspected that the men quickly took Stella because of her calm personality.
After realizing that her dog was lost, Goodhill posted flyers around the neighborhood, offering a $500 reward, no questions asked. Stella is her most prized possession, so for Goodhill, the most important thing is the dog’s return.
On Tuesday morning, a man brought Stella into an Animal Services clinic in Downey and said the pooch was following him. The man didn’t provide any information.
Stella’s microchip was then scanned and was finally reunited with her mom on Tuesday morning.
However, the burglars are still on the loose, so the police still want to talk to two possible suspects.
According to the reports, a few days after the break-in, two strange men showed up at the VCA Advanced Center in Lawndale and were trying to drop the dog off.
However, the staff told the two men that they are not accepting strays. Still, the center scanned Stella for a microchip, and that triggered an alert with Home Again, the company that installed the chip. They notified Goodhill that her dog was at the center.
According to the staff, the men seemed to be spooked by the scan. So they quickly fled the center with the dog.
The authorities at LAPD are still investigating the case. They are reviewing CCTV footage of the suspects from the animal center and hopefully get a lead from there to catch the culprits.
Stella’s mom is just so happy that she’s reunited with her pooch.
We love reunions, and we’re happy that Stella is now safely back home!
Source: Video from CBS Los Angeles via Youtube