UPDATE: Police said Thursday evening Ladybug has been returned home. Someone saw a story about the dog and called 911.
Officers found Ladybug and the stolen car with a 33-year-old woman, who was arrested.
Original story below.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Police Department is asking the public’s help to reunite a Navy veteran with his stolen dog.
The department said Ladybug, a shar-pei, pit bull and retriever mix, was inside the veteran’s car when it was stolen Tuesday.
The vehicle is a 2008 Dodge Caliber with a missing hub cap on the front passenger side. The car’s front bumper is damaged on the driver’s side.
Ladybug is a registered therapy dog and her owner has health issues, police said. She wears a pink collar and a red therapy dog vest and has a small scar on her rear left leg.
A friend of the owner told WCCO he doesn’t care about the car, he just wants Ladybug back.
Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call 651-647-2350, then press 9.