‘Santa came through again’: Family reunited with stolen dog ahead of Christmas

Stolen Car Dog
PC: Spokane Police

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police say a dog, along with the car it was stolen in, was reunited with its owner on Thursday shortly after they reported the the theft.

Police say a woman was unloading Christmas packages from her car into her business near 1800 E. Francis Ave on Wednesday and momentarily left the car unattended. In that amount of time, police say someone took off with the car, as well as the woman’s dog, Copper, which was still inside at the time. 

Police received a call at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday about a car with a dog inside left in the parking lot near 200 E. Lincoln Road. They were able to confirm it was the woman’s car, and Copper has since been reunited with his family.

“Santa came through again,” SPD said in an updated release.