It's a warm and fuzzy ending for a puppy who was stolen from, and then returned to, a Phoenix animal shelter.
Little Everglades has been adopted!
The two-month-old pup was stolen from the Arizona Animal Welfare League on Sunday.
Surveillance video from the shelter showed two men taking the little dog around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.
AAWL had released both video and photos from their surveillance cameras.
[SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Puppy snatchers were in and out in less than 90 minutes]
The video showed the men, both of whom have distinctive tattoos, talking and laughing. They looked at a couple of other dogs before taking the puppy out of her kennel and leaving. They were in the kennel area for less than 90 seconds.
But then on Monday, one of the men returned the puppy.
"One of the men in the security footage saw the news stories and immediately called the shelter. This puppy was returned safe and sound due to the community support. Thank you for your help collecting the facts, sharing the story and making this happen," AAWL director of marketing and communications Michael Morefield said in a statement.
Since one of the men in the surveillance video returned the pup, AAWL said it won't press charges.
"She looks healthy, energetic and is eating," AAWL said in an email. "She was cared for while she was gone."
It wasn't long before Everglades found her fur-ever home.
The pup was adopted the very next day to a new, loving family.
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Founded in 1971, AAWL is Arizona's oldest and largest no-killed animal shelter.
For information on adoptable animals (and to see a gallery of cute photos!) visit: https://aawl.org.
Arizona Animal Welfare LeagueSonia Breslow Adoption Center25 N. 40th STPhoenix, Arizona 85034
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