SAN FRANCISCO — A dog that was stolen out of the car of a Stockton couple near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco has been reunited with its owners.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victims left their dog in their Lexus sedan on North Point Street near Powell Street in San Francisco on June 10. When they returned to their car, a window was broken in the car and Leo, the dog, and his dog carrier were gone.
As ABC7 reports, the couple from Stockton, Refugio Zavala and Jacqueline Zavala Lee, were celebrating their 12th anniversary with a trip to San Francisco. They said that it was windy that day and they had gone on more than seven hours of tours with Leo during the day.
"We decided to leave him in the car. We left him inside his carrier bag and out him in the bottom of the seat. He just sleeps there," Refugio Zavala told ABC7.
When they returned an hour later, they saw Leo's blanket on the sidewalk. The thieves also stole their luggage from their car.
On Sunday, police received a tip about the location of the dog and soon after, were able to retrieve it and return it to its rightful owners.
"My heart just plummeted," Jacqueline Zavala Lee said prior to the dog's return. "I literally feel like a part of my heart is gone. I'm worried about him."
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