UPDATE: Dog Allegedly Taken from Half Moon Bay Veterinarian

Black and white terrier allegedly taken from Dr. Susan MacInnes in Half Moon Bay -- and found the next day.

Update 11:52 a.m.: Katheryn Weaver reports that her alert on Craigslist was spotted by a "Good Samaritan" which saw it first thing Friday morning. The individual had seen Stella (MacInnes' dog) on Highway 1 and responded to Weaver via email.

Weaver notified Dr. MacInnes' office. A vet tech picked Stella up and brought her back MacInnes' clinic.

"Everyone is very happy," Weaver said.

"Stella is now under house arrest now," she joked.

Update 11:24 a.m.: Susan MacInnes, the dog's owner, reports that Stella has been found. She was found on Highway 1 this morning and returned, according to MacInnes.

Update 10:50 a.m.: The dog has been returned, according to Katheryn Weaver. Half Moon Bay Patch will post more information on this update as it becomes available.

Between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, a woman "enticed" veterinarian Susan MacInnes' terrier into a car at 1600 Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay and drove north, according to Katheryn Weaver, owner of Montara's Klaws Paws and Hooves pet service company.

According to Weaver, Dr. MacInnes and her staff tried to intervene by attempting to get the attention of what Weaver's report described as a "dark-haired petite woman in a late model maroon Mustang."

The woman, Weaver reported, "jumped into her car and drove off towards Half Moon Bay with the dog."

MacInnes' dog is a 1.5-year-old black & white Boston terrier with a pink collar who answers to the name Stella.

The dog is microchipped, Weaver said.

Local veterinarians, the Peninsula Humane Society, and local police have all been notified, according to Weaver.

See two photos of Stella with MacInnes in the media box to the right.

If you have any information that might help reunite Stella with her owner, Weaver requests that MacInnes be contacted directly at 650-678-0651 or smacinnes@sbcglobal.net.


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Katheryn Weaver September 23, 2011 at 05:50 PM
UPDATE THE DOG HAS BEEN RETURNED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristine Wong September 23, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Thanks everyone on the good news. I've added the update on the top of the story. If you are ever looking for your pet in the future, please notify us and we'll help get the word out by posting it here.


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