Last French Bulldog stolen from Long Island found safe and sound – CBS New York
BAY SHORE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Hours after a French Bulldog was reunited with its family in Huntington, another Long Island family learned the good news that their stolen puppy had been found unharmed.
Zushi is an adorable 3 month old male French Bulldog who loves to play and cuddle with his owner, Catherine Vasquez. But cheeky burglars took Zushi home in a burglary, CBS2’s Thalia Perez reported on Sunday.
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However, the dog was found on Sunday evening and reunited with its owner at an emergency animal hospital.
âI knew he was going to come home and I knew I was going to bring him home, so I’m very happy he’s here,â Vasquez said.
Mary Kelly, of the hospital, said someone dropped off the dog, which had a microchip.
âWe called the microchip company and once we got the name and everything we could say his name and he was so excited,â Kelly said.
Vasquez said Zushi was robbed from her Farrington Avenue home in Bay Shore between 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday.
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Vasquez said the burglars entered through the back door. She showed Perez the new doorknob she installed on Sunday.
Vasquez said that in addition to Zushi, the burglars fled with clothes, jewelry, handbags and around $ 4,000 in cash. She said she believed it wasn’t a random heist.
“I think the people who did it probably know us,” she said. “They know we sell designer clothes, so I feel like we’ve been targeted for the things we own.”
Zushi’s theft came at the heels of another French Bulldog named Stella who was abducted from a house in Huntington during a robbery on Thanksgiving Day. Stella was reunited with her family after police found her 40 miles away.
Police have so far said no arrests have been made in either case.
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Thalia Perez of CBS2 contributed to this report.