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Nearly 500 miles away and 12 days after she was stolen from an Eldorado family’s front yard, a 3-year-old mixed-breed dog was returned to her owners on Tuesday.
Orca had been taken March 12 from the subdivision southeast of Santa Fe while 15-year-old Lydia Tetreault-Saez and her sister, Isabella, were at school and their parents were at work. Lydia said Orca had been left outside on a trolley-leash system that day.
After the dog’s disappearance, Lydia, along with her mother, father and little sister, posted signs around Eldorado notifying neighbors that Orca was missing.
No calls came in.
Then, on March 20, a staff member at the Yavapai Humane Society in Prescott, Ariz., phoned to let the family know that the shelter had Orca, a medium-size female dog that Lydia described as a “softer looking” pit-bull mix.
“We were shocked at first because we thought they were calling from around here,” Lydia said in a phone interview while on her way back from Arizona with her family.
The family made the seven-hour drive to Prescott on Monday and picked up Orca from the shelter Tuesday morning.
Lydia said shelter staff members told them a Prescott resident had brought in the dog. The resident, who was not identified to the family due to confidentiality policies, told staff members that Orca had been found wandering around a Safeway supermarket parking lot.
Animal shelter staff were able to locate the pet’s owners due to information on an implanted microchip. The microchip had been placed on the animal at the time the family adopted the dog as a puppy from the Española Valley Humane Society.
Lydia said the family didn’t call police, though they suspect a friend of a friend might have taken the dog.
But she said the family is happy to be reunited with Orca.
“She was super excited when we saw her at the shelter,” the teen said.
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