Violet, a brown-and-white terrier mix puppy stolen from the SPCA last month, has been found.
According to a press release from the San Francisco SPCA, an employee spotted Violet with a woman on Market and Guerrero streets on Nov. 2. The employee called the police, who arrested the woman on charges of drug possession and parole violation. It’s not clear whether the woman had any role in the dognapping.
Violet was not harmed. She was returned to the SPCA, where a microchip scan confirmed that she is in fact the puppy stolen in October.
“We are overjoyed that Violet is safe and happy,” said Jason Walthall, the SF SPCA’s copresident. “We are very grateful to the public for their concern and vigilance, which helped us bring her home. This was a terrible crime that could have harmed Violet both physically and emotionally.”
Violet, who originally came to the SPCA as a rescue, has found a new home. She was adopted on Nov. 4.