Comfort Dog Stolen From Chelsea, Mass. Gas Station Recovered

Chelsea police say officers were responding to a welfare check when the gas station employee realized her comfort dog wasn't there

What to Know

  • A gas station employee's comfort dog was stolen outside of her work.
  • Police say the comfort dog belonging to a gas station employee was taken as the employee was having a medical episode on Wednesday.
  • Surveillance video shows the dog jumped into a man's vehicle after he filled it with gas after he approached the dog.

A comfort dog who was stolen from a gas station in Chelsa, Massachusetts while its owner was experiencing a medical emergency was found safe on Thursday.

At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Chelsea police responded to a welfare check for an employee at the Premium Petrol Gas Station on Broadway. The employee declined medical attention and instead called out for her comfort dog, who never responded.

Officers reviewed surveillance footage and saw that the dog was approached by a man who arrived in a red sedan. The man returned to his vehicle to fill it with gas and when he went inside his car, the comfort dog jumped in the vehicle as well.

The gas station employee showed officers a doctor’s note that deemed her pet as a comfort dog.

The vehicle that drove away with the dog was described as a red, 2001 sedan with a New Hampshire license plates. 

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