Dog lost in Fort Lauderdale car theft returned to owners

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida family has their dog back, Friday, after their car was stolen with the dog still inside earlier this week.

7News cameras captured Kristen Husk reunited with her 15-year-old black and white Jack Russell mix, Casey, Friday night, at her Plantation home after days of searching.

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Surveillance video at a Sunshine gas station along Davie Boulevard captured a woman jumping into the Husk’s car, Tuesday, and driving off. Casey was still in the back seat.

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Police eventually caught the car thieves, who admitted to releasing Casey before being taken into custody.

The family spent the following days passing out fliers where police found the car.

All that dedication paid off, Friday night, when Casey was found safe and sound. She had been picked up and taken to a shelter.

Husk told 7News she never got her cellphone back after her vehicle was stolen, so her boyfriend, Steve Houle, was the one who got the call from a woman at the shelter.

“I was excited. I started crying,” said Houle. “I was working when the lady called and said, ‘I think I found your dog.'”

“I screamed. I didn’t even know if it was true,” said Husk. “I had been getting a few different calls that might not actually be her, but it was just the best thing to know for sure that was her.”

Husk came rest easy, now that her pet is safe and back where she belongs.

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