A senior Labrador dog was finally reunited with his owner on Friday, after being stolen last week.
Onyx, a 12-year-old black Labrador Retriever, was stolen along with Nancy Sheaffer’s car on Wednesday last week.
The relieved owner said that she’s grateful that the man who stole her car with Onyx in the back seat did not dump the Lab out on the road somewhere. Apparently, the car thief even fed and provided water for the Labrador before finally leaving both the car and dog in Antrim Township sometime on Thursday.
Sheaffer said Onyx seemed lethargic and tired after his ordeal, but was otherwise in good shape when a Pennsylvania State Police trooper brought him back to her early Friday.
The trooper dropped the weary Lab at her house at about 5:30 in the morning – about five hours after the dog was located.
“I saw (Onyx) (get out of the patrol car) and I called him, and he ran over to me,” she said. “He was very happy and wanted to give me a kiss right away.”
Sheafferwas relieved. The woman barely slept since her car and dog were stolen while parked in front of the Norland Avenue Sheetz convenience store in Chambersburg at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“He usually gets up first (in the morning),” she said. “But I was the first up, so I think he was very tired.”
According to the Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold, the suspect is now in their custody.
Suspect Aaron Stephen Karle turned himself in at the local state parole office on Friday after Sheaffer’s car and Onyx were found.
Shaeffer says she and Onyx are very grateful for the help they received on social media, as well as the help of both the Chambersburg and Pennsylvania State Police departments.
“I really appreciate everything everyone has done to try to get Onyx home as soon as possible,” she said.
Source: Public Opinion