On Monday, a dog was stolen in Beacon Hill, Boston, and was brought back for the morning walk Tuesday as Boston Police searched for the people who snatched her.
Rose McNugget, who is a 10-year-old terrier mix breed dog, was found safe on Monday night in Mattapan, eight hours after being snatched from the sidewalk during a walk.
“They found her walking down the streets of Mattapan,” her owner, Maura Howley, stated. “It was awful, just heartbreaking. I can’t thank the community enough, the news, and everyone for getting her home safely. Thank you!”
Neighbors reached their balconies and crossed the road to welcome Rose back home on Tuesday after her ordeal.
The day before, around noon, the dog walker of the Rose, Dominic, stated two men jumped out of a Honda Civic at Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets and took her. The dog had been tied to a pole with other dogs.
Rose McNugget is back home and out for her morning walk. Neighbors are coming out on balconies and crossing the street to greet her and welcome her back home after she was snatched off the sidewalk yesterday. Boston Police are still searching for the people who took her. @wbz pic.twitter.com/bjpQMhPrZ0
— Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) March 21, 2023
The car ran off, and the neck tag was ditched on Beacon Street.
“I literally had the dog outside for less than two minutes,” Dominic stated. “I picked it up, walked here, walked there, walked back and the dog was gone.”
A distraught Howley explored everywhere, pasting flyers on the trees and utility poles in the area.
“I will give you whatever you want; just bring her back; just bring her back; please don’t hurt her; she’s my everything,” Howley pleaded for her missing dog.
Perhaps those desperate appeals stirred someone to do the right thing. Howley received a call from a stranger stating that Rose was seen walking on Walk Hill Street in Mattapan.
“This gentleman honestly just seemed like he wanted to help,” Howley stated. “He said, ‘I have the dog. I gave her some food; she’s happy she’s safe.’ And I said we will be right there.”
As for how Rose met in Mattapan or how the strangers understood it was her, Howley didn’t ask anything; she was just happy to be seeing her best friend again.
“She’s my family, she’s just absolutely perfect, and I love her,” Howley stated.
Howley stated the man who found Rose McNugget didn’t want any reward, but she insisted on it.