Dognapping case ends with a happy reunion with help from News on 6 viewers

Friday, December 10th 2004, 5:37 am
By: News On 6

Christmas has come a little early for some Tulsa dog lovers. Their puppy was recently stolen, literally dog napped. But thanks to some quick thinking Channel 6 viewers, they have their puppy back.

Earlier this week, News on 6 anchor Lori Fullbright ran a story on dog napping in the Tulsa area. A woman says she was walking her dog in midtown Tulsa, when four men drove up, jumped out of the car, stole her dog, and drove off.

Thursday night, some young viewers who saw the story spotted the puppy near 81st and Memorial. Shae and Cameron Mortazavi recognized the dog and with the help of their dad tried to get the dog back to its owner. " I was very excited to see my kids do something like that and I rushed home and said let's call Channel 6 and let's see what we need to do to get it back to it's owner."

Boyfriend of the dog’s owner Drew Cantrell: "I'm just so happy to have her back, such a relief to us. We were so worried we weren't going to get her back. We're just so happy to have her back now."

The dog was a little hungry, but other than that in good shape. Drew Cantrell told the News on 6, he was nervous the whole drive over to meet the Mortazavi's, because he didn't want it to be the wrong dog. When he saw the cropped ears, he knew it was her.

The 10-week old puppy's name is Nina and we're happy to report Nina is back with her original owners.