Puppy home safe

Alanna Kelly

Mia, the pup who was inside a vehicle that was stolen on Sunday, has been returned safely to her owner.

Hazel Ladhar delivers newspapers across Oliver and had pulled into the Chevron gas station at Main Street and Co-Op Avenue at about 5:15 a.m.

She went inside to drop off the stack of newspapers and left Mia, wearing a red sweater with the word ‘security,’ to guard her vehicle.

When she was inside, the cashier alerted Ladhar that someone was driving away with her 2001 black Honda CR-V and Mia.

Const. James Grandy said she was only inside the station for a few minutes before her vehicle was stolen.

Monday morning, a woman was walking her dog beside Oliver Elementary School at about 5:30 a.m. when she noticed a small pup in a red sweater.

She remembered seeing the news about the missing dog in a red sweater and got in contact with Ladhar immediately.

“She picked her up and took her to her house and phoned me and to meet her at the Oliver shoe store,” recalls Ladhar.

“She owns the Oliver shoe store in town,” she said.

Ladhar said the woman was still holding Mia in her arms.

“I was just so happy to see her,” said Ladhar with Mia barking in the background. “I got my baby back. The other stuff is just stuff.”

The SUV is still missing, according to Grandy.

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