Dogs taken in Chicago carjacking have been found

Feb 19, 2015 4:26 PM by CBS News, Photo via CBS Chicago

CHICAGO - Police recovered a van stolen from a dog day care service, and the dogs that went missing with it, according a Chicago Police Department spokesperson.

Police said two suspects stole the van at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. Inside were between five and nine dogs, reports CBS Chicago.

The 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan belonging to dog daycare service Urban Out Sitters, and the dogs inside, were recovered around 10:45 am Thursday morning, about four miles away.

No suspects are in custody.

Rob Sayre, owner of Jaden, one of the dogs in the van, said the canines were on their way home when they were car-napped.

"They were doing their daily run and going to drop to their homes ... and they took the van," Sayre said.

Sayre and a second dog owner told CBS Chicago that police expected the carjackers to abandon both the vehicle and the dogs.

But that was little comfort to Urban Out Sitters owner Joseph Giannini, who worried the dogs could freeze if left alone.

"I'm moreso just worried that the dogs are going to be in the van overnight or for a long period of time," said Giannini, before the animals were recovered Thursday.


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