Bobby is back!
The 17-year-old Yorkshire terrier, snatched from owner Bill Hardy's yard in Michigan last weekend, was rescued by two women who took the dog to a veterinarian's office Wednesday morning.
"He knew me when I picked him up,"
Hardy said. "He gave me a kiss."
The 6-pound dog, which has one rear leg that drags and is missing teeth, didn't have any obvious injuries from his ordeal, Hardy said. But Hardy said he planned to take Bobby to the veterinarian for a check-up.
"He seems to be a little bit shook up," Hardy said.
The two women who rescued Bobby saw him being tossed back and forth between two young people who were walking on the street, Hardy said. But Hardy said he had not yet talked to the women and didn't know where they found his dog.
Hardy said he was told the women ordered the young people to give them the dog or they would call police. They took Bobby to the veterinarian's office, where someone called Hardy.
Bobby went missing Saturday during a garage sale at Hardy's home. He said he believes three teenage boys were involved, and one of the boys distracted Hardy by asking about a lamp while the other two took the dog.
Based on a statement from one of the boys, they may have believed the dog was valuable, Hardy said.
Hardy said he would like to pursue criminal prosecution if he can find out who took his dog. But for now, he's just glad to have Bobby back.
"He's my best friend," Hardy said.