Dog stolen from District Heights front porch reunites with her family

Dog stolen from District Heights front porch reunites with her family

Anthony Velasquez obtained the connect with his relatives had been waiting around on for two months on Monday. Their beloved woman dachshund, Canela, was located immediately after staying swiped from the entrance porch of their dwelling in the early morning hours of March 6.

Prince George’s County police released movie past week from the family’s Ring doorbell camera that captured the dognapping in the District Heights place and requested the neighborhood for support in acquiring five-yr-old Canela. 5 days later, police introduced that she had been dropped off at a pet retail outlet on Donnell Drive, where by an personnel contacted police. It was ideal in time for Velasquez’s young sister’s 11th birthday, he stated.

“That’s all she desired for her birthday, and for her to get her again on her birthday. It is some thing you study out of a fairy tale,” Velasquez, 21, mentioned.

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Canela, a 5-12 months-previous dachshund, was taken from the porch of her property in the District Heights space on March 6. Police stated the movie captures the theft. (Online video: PGPD Law enforcement)

Detectives are even now doing the job to discover who took Canela and an investigation into the theft proceeds, police reported. Velasquez stated the spouse and children has “no complaints” now that Canela is property.

“I just wished my dog back, my spouse and children back, and I got that,” Velasquez said.

In the considerably less than two-minute clip of the dognapping, at about 5:35 a.m., a lady is seen strolling onto the entrance porch of the residence and approaching Canela, who immediately commences barking at the lady repeatedly. The lady attempts to serene Canela down by expressing “No,” “Sit,” and “Come on.”

As the woman bends down to contact the dachshund, Canela can be read growling and backing away. The girl claims, “No, no.” Even though the footage ends there, police reported in a information release that the woman “ultimately will take the dog” and considered yet another human being was concerned in the theft.

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Canela was at first allow out in the gated backyard to use the toilet, but in some way escaped as a result of an opening and finished up on the front porch to be permit back in, Velasquez reported. The loved ones inside of was asleep and he nor his stepfather was home at the time of the theft, Velasquez claimed.

Canela was becoming effectively-cared for at a Petco close by the family property, in which she was dropped off by an unidentified human being, about a 7 days prior to the notification to law enforcement, in accordance to Velasquez and law enforcement.

The detective operating the circumstance thought local community outreach and media coverage could “likely assistance aid the reunion” and inevitably prompted the pet retail outlet worker to call law enforcement, police mentioned in a statement.

When Velasquez bought to a police station Monday to determine Canela, he understood it was her. He introduced Canela dwelling and she “jumped for joy” at getting back with the spouse and children, primarily at the sight of his more youthful sister, Velasquez said.

“In several homes, a pet is section of the family members and that is the scenario with Canela and her family. The Prince George’s County Law enforcement is delighted she is back property,” the department reported.

There is one big difference from the last time Velasquez saw Canela: her pregnant stomach is now displaying.

“The very last time I’d found her, she was like skinny. But the two months went earlier, and her belly considering that she’s expecting, it genuinely arrived in,” Velasquez said.

As much as what the household will do with her puppies, they are waiting to decide right after the litter comes.