Dogs, stolen doggie daycare van out of Wrentham have been located
WRENTHAM, Mass. (WLNE) — Police said Tuesday that the two missing dogs and a stolen doggie daycare van have been located.
Wrentham Police Chief Bill McGrath said both dogs are doing fine, adding that they believe the woman who allegedly stole the van was a Rhode Island resident, who was stranded in town following a court date.
McGrath said the van and the animals were found in Pawtucket at around 9 p.m. No one is in custody at this time.
Police said the van was stolen in Wrentham on Tuesday afternoon with the two dogs inside.
ABC 6 News learned that the two dogs inside were “Tessie” and “Frida.”
“I was immediately very emotional. It was actually a little surreal to be honest. ‘Who steals a van with dogs in it?’ was the first thing to cross my mind,” said Linda Fernando, the owner of one of the stolen dogs, Tessie.
The families were later reunited with their pups shortly after finding the dogs.
“Just seeing her little face and having her jump out of the car. Actually, I think I may have had to pick her up. Uh, it was just fantastic. My daughter was thrilled,” Fernando said.
The bus belongs to “Tail Blazers University,” a doggie daycare in Wrentham, and it was stolen after police say the owner of the vehicle left the car running after stepping out. That’s when Wrentham police say a woman allegedly stole the van, with two dogs inside.