Dog stolen during car theft is found, reunited with owners

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A dog that went missing after a vehicle was stolen in west suburban Elmhurst last week has been reunited with owners.

The dog was last seen in a Pontiac Vibe in a business parking lot at 265 Rt. 83 in Elmhurst on Dec. 22. When the driver left the vehicle with the keys inside, someone drove off with the vehicle.

Although police later recovered the vehicle and reportedly made an arrest, the dog -- Zoey, a female Terrier-Shi-Zu mix -- remained missing.

The dog was discovered wandering around 13th and Kostner in Chicago in recent days. A woman took the dog in and realized the animal looked like the dog reported missing in the Elmhurst crime.

She contacted Elmhurst authorities, and a check of Zoey's computerized chip confirmed the dog's identity, police said on Tuesday.