There was something about this story didn't seem right at the time--the idea that someone would abandon their healthy, well trained dog with Sharpie markings all over her to advertise her as “FREE.”
It sounded more like something a sick and jealous boy friend or girl friend might do.
Now according to the LA Times a woman from Yolo county 50 miles away has stepped up to claim her dog that went missing or was stolen in late June when she had a yard sale at her home.
She saw the reports of the dog on the internet and rushed to the Benicia Police Department with photos and medical records to prove ownership.
It was a joyous reunion and no abandonment charges will be filed since it was obvious that the owner cared for her dog. The dog's rescuer is heartbroken, but the dog is back where she belongs.