Rejoice! Bruno the Staffy/Sharpei mix has been found.
It’s taken four weeks for the four-year-old pup to be located after he was stolen from Animal Aid on 9 November.
Ms Parcesepe said it’s been a long and torturous road to finding Bruno, but that she and Jonathon are over the moon to have him back.
“Friday afternoon we received word that someone believed they’d saw him in someone’s backyard,” Ms Parcesepe said.
“We passed on all the information to the police who applied for warrants and went straight down there, found him and brought him back to us.
“It’s been pretty emotional for both me and Jonathon.”
She said that Bruno has been spending most of his time sleeping and that he was found with a few scratches and cuts on him, that have since been looked at by vets at Animal Aid.
“The Animal Aid vets checked him all over, and they’re running blood tests,” she said.
“He’s come back with a few scratches but nothing we can’t look after and help him heal so he seems fine.
“He’s very happy to be home and pretty exhausted with all the excitement he’s had so he’s just been sleeping it off.”
Ms Parcesepe said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support that they received in looking for Bruno and thanked everyone who helped to spread the message.
“We can now eat and sleep knowing he is home where he should be,” she said.
“A lot of quality time with him and he’ll be spoilt rotten now … we’ve already bought him some new toys.
“We sincerely want to thank everyone for their help and support during this time … he wouldn’t be here with us if it weren’t for everyone’s support in sharing the message.”