Via Daily Mail:

Stolen puppy Chipper has been returned safely to his Texas home.

Chipper’s owner, Matt Ivy, made the announcement on Facebook Wednesday evening.

‘On my way to hopefully pick up Chipper!!!! Standby for confirmation,’ Ivy said in his first update.

Around 10pm, Ivy confirmed that Chipper was at home and safe.

‘CHIPPER IS BACK HOME!!!!!! (gotta go back to firehouse and finish my shift, will give details of what happened when I can, probably tomorrow),’ Ivy, who is a Dallas firefighter wrote.

‘AGAIN I CAN NOT THANK EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR COMPASSION, PRAYERS, SUPPORT, SHARES, AND HAVING MY BACK WITH THE SILLY TROLLS AND HATERS!!!’ he added. […]

Earlier on Wednesday, a video of two men who were caught stealing Chipper from Ivy’s yard over the weekend, made headlines.

Ivy, who is also a French mastiff breeder, shared the video online and amassed hundreds of thousands of views.

The video shows a black Cadillac SUV pulling over in the 5100 block of Milam Road at 2.20pm on Saturday.

Two men get out of the vehicle and one of them walks up to a wire fence enclosing the property where two adult French mastiffs and a puppy are milling about.

The suspect in a blue baseball cap, low-riding shorts and white sneakers climbs the waist-high fence, reaches down and roughly grabs the puppy by the scruff, causing him to yelp in pain.

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