Cruel Prank Credited With Reuniting Lost Dog With Owner

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A lost dog found with 'free' and 'I need a home' written on his body was reunited with his owner. (Credit: KTVU)

An abandoned dog, which had the words “free” and “I need a home” scribbled on its body with a black marker, was reunited with its owner after it was found wandering about 50 miles away from its home.

The dog’s owner, who lives in Yolo County, had apparently seen a news report about her dog and rushed to the Benicia Police Department to claim it, Lt. Mike Greene said.

“The owner was very happy,” he said. “It was obvious the owner cared for the dog.”

Photographs of the dog’s scribbled body went viral after Benicia resident Shannon Bettencourt found it last Thursday outside a Chinese food restaurant, KTVU reported.

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