Stolen 6-Month-Old Puppy Home for Christmas

When thieves broke into a home in Claygate, England, on Saturday, they took two iPads, costume jewelry — and the family’s 22-week-old Cocker Spaniel puppy. But thankfully, Maximus is back home just in time for Christmas. The pup was found on a street 13 miles from the Dowling family’s home and brought to a kennel, where his identity was confirmed through his microchip. “Words cannot describe the feeling of seeing, then holding and then hugging Maximus when we were reunited with him at Treetops Kennels,” said owner Sandra Dowling, in a statement from the Surrey Police. “We are all over the moon now he is home, safe and asleep. He has eaten and has had lots of hugs.” — Read it at the U.K.’s Evening Standard

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