7-year-old Girl Reunited With Stolen Dog on Christmas

By on Dec 27, 2012 in Animals, World Comments
Mia and her dog

Mia Bendray and her dog Marley
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A 7-year-old girl Mia Bendray was very thankful after knowing that her dog Marley had been found safe, according to ABC News report, December 27, 2012.

The puppy was stolen outside a shop in Manhattan‘s Washington Heights after the family went food shopping for Christmas Eve, reports said.

Tina Cohen, a high school Spanish teacher rescued the dog from a man standing on a street corner yelling he had a dog for sale.

“I said that’s not right. I said I’d like to buy the dog. I only have $100,” Cohen mentioned in a statement.

Cohen also mentioned when the man demanded more cash, she then proceed to a nearby Staples and bought merchandise she returned for cash. She bought Marley for $200; then brought the dog to the veterinarian.

“Thank you, the people of Washington Heights… Those great Samaritans… And now we got him on Christmas Day,” Mia’s mother told WABC-TV.

Moreover, according to reports, police officials caught the alleged dognapper Brad Bacon who had been caught on video taking the dog.

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