LILY, THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER, HAS BEEN FOUND! Unbelievable reunion story - watch and listen. Thank you good people and police of San Francisco! pic.twitter.com/TvAOYEAuoJ— Kate Larsen (@KateABC7) July 15, 2019
Surveillance video from a grocery store in Japantown shows the dog, Lily, tied to a post around 5 p.m. Saturday.
A man is seen squatting down a few feet from her and staring silently. All of a sudden he gets up, walks over, unties Lily's leash and walks away with her.
Lily's owner told KGO the Golden Retriever is a "gifted therapy dog" who helps her with mental health struggles, especially after the recent death of her mother.
After lots of photo sharing and pleas to help search for Lily on social media, the Golden Retriever was found and returned.
This is Lily! She’s five years old and was dognapped from Japantown last night while her owner, Jenny, went grocery shopping. Jenny says Lily has helped her through her mental health struggles and recently losing her mom. PLEASE SHARE AND HELP FIND LILY. Call SFPD if you see her. pic.twitter.com/TS9XxFYT0B— Kate Larsen (@KateABC7) July 15, 2019
ANIMAL LOVERS LOOKOUT! 🐶— Kate Larsen (@KateABC7) July 15, 2019
Do you recognize this man - caught on camera - stealing a golden retriever outside Nijiya Market on Post and Webster Streets in Japantown last night?
If so, call SFPD! Do not approach suspect. 911 if you see the dog right now! 415-885-5187- anonymous tip pic.twitter.com/f1UCruzzvr
PLEASE HELP: “Gifted” therapy dog, 🐶 Lily was taken by a man outside the Nijia Market in San Francisco. Owners are heartbroken. Call @SFPD if you see her ♥️ https://t.co/kLfO87lvYV pic.twitter.com/WIRwUgTRJA— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) July 15, 2019