There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter

There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter
The staff of Heartland Animal Shelter was reunited with Mr. Reese for a short time. His adoption was finalized today and he's now home.

It is a happy ending every way imaginable for a senior dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter over the weekend. Mr. Reese was found in Glenview this morning and this evening he’s curling up with is forever family just a few days after he was discovered missing from the Northbrook shelter.

Someone broke into Heartland Saturday night and it was discovered that Mr. Reese was missing on Sunday morning. The heartbreaking news spread over social and traditional media the past few days.

The theft of Mr. Reese was all over the news the past two days. Photo by Nadine Rozowsky.

The theft of Mr. Reese was all over the news the past two days. Photo by Nadine Rozowsky.

This morning, a nurse at Glenbrook Hospital saw him running around the grounds and brought him to a security guard who called Glenview Police. He was then taken to Carriage Hill Kennels where a microchip scan verified a positive match.

“We believe all of the media attention frightened whoever took him and they wound up dumping him at the hospital,” said Angelique Walker, Heartland Animal Shelter manager. “We are thankful that he did not get grabbed by a coyote or hit by a car. We gave him a good meal and lots of hugs and kisses!”

Thanks to the work of Heartland staff and volunteers, the news about Mr. Reese spread quickly on Sunday and Monday. His picture was all over social media and traditional media including many Chicago TV broadcasts.

Mr Reese was found today. Photo by Nadine Rozowsky.

Mr Reese was found today. Photo by Nadine Rozowsky.

“We are also grateful to the Prospect Heights and Glenview Police departments, the nurse and security guard at Glenbrook Hospital and the staff at Carriage Hill Kennels, said Walker. “Mr. Reese doesn’t know how many people he had working to bring him back to us.”

The best part of the story is that Mr. Reese was in the process of being adopted when he disappeared. After he was returned to Heartland, his adoption was complete and he’s now at home away from the spotlight.

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