Woman reunited with puppy stolen outside Chico Mall

Dec 21, 2015 6:00 PM by News Staff

An Almanor woman has been reunited with her 10-week-old puppy after she was taken from her car in the Chico Mall parking lot Sunday night.

Bryanna Ward, of Almanor, was getting her Christmas shopping done when her puppy, Aspen, began getting restless. Ward’s father and brother took the pup to the car for a nap, but when they returned 20 minutes later, a window had been smashed and Aspen was nowhere in sight.

Ward searched Chico Monday, and said ran into the alleged thief, and Aspen, outside a local veterinary clinic.

Police were notified and Ward has been reunited with the pup. She tells Action News Now Aspen appears to be in good health, but she will be taking him for a checkup just to be safe.


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