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Pet reunited with owner following Spokane dognapping

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Cherie a one-year-old German Shepard who's gentle nature -- and love of car rides, Got her dog-napped "I was inside and I heard a big commotion outside from my bigger German Shepard Kona," said Cherie’s owner Ashleigh Zibell.

When Ashleigh  went outside Saturday afternoon Kona was distressed - she had jumped the fence  and was barking for all she was worth. That's when Ashleigh noticed Cherie was missing "When I got around to the driveway, I could see a blue car there and it started to drive off as I was bringing my dog back around the side to put her inside. It wasn't until I got my neighbors to look on their cameras and found out that blue vehicle took my dog, "added Ashleigh.

Ashleigh's solution, some electronic detective work. Plus some good ole' fashioned 'wanted posters’ “I ended up putting her baby picture, an older picture of her, a picture with my kids, and also some screen grabs from the security camera of the vehicle. In within less than 24 hours Facebook was able to help me find her and locate her."

1,300 shares later, Cherie was found at 5am by Spokane Police. A woman who lives two blocks away posted a picture of Cherie saying "Syn is our newest member of the family. Not sure if she's full breed but I am thinking so." Ashleigh is just happy Cherie is back home "I'm glad I have my dog back."

Spokane Police are actively investigating this case.

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