At the time, the homeowners returned to their house and discovered it had been broken into and ransacked.
On Oct. 14, police released photos of the dog to the public asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact investigators.
It was a great reunion we were very happy, Valenzuela said on Tuesday night. It was a very hard three weeks without her and thats what we were waiting for, hoping that she was safe.
Valenzuela said that despite losing a significant amount of weight, Muffy was checked out by a vet and appears to be in good health.
Officers said Toronto residents Vincent Okai, 38, and Latoya Taitt, 34, were arrested in connection with this case on Monday. They have both been charged with possession of property obtained by crime.
Muffy was stolen from a residence in the Islington Avenue and The Westway area on Oct. 3 while her owners were away, Toronto police say.
A man was rushed to hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition after an early-morning shooting in the citys west end.
They are both charged with possession of property obtained by crime and were scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Tuesday morning.
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Muffy the Yorkshire terrier was reunited with her family Monday, after being dog-napped from her home nearly three weeks ago.
Toronto police responded to a call for a break-and-enter at a home in the Islington Avenue and The Westway area on Oct. 3 around 3:45 p.m.
The homeowners were away and when they returned, they found their house had been ransacked. The suspects made off with personal belongings as well as the beloved family dog, Muffy.
Police tell CityNews they were able to track down the accused after the family saw a post on social media offering Muffy up for sale.
Vincent Okai, 38 and Latoya Taitt 34, both of Toronto, were charged with possession of property obtained by crime. They appeared in court on Tuesday.
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They should be punished severely and I hope the judge will be a voice for the dog and his family. It is a blessing that this family watched social media and saw their beautiful dog up for sale on line. I am beyond happy for the family that their beautiful fur baby is back home with them and it was a happy ending for them. Animals need a voice so these kind of things do not happen. Dogs are family and as far as that goes this is kidnapping and asking for ransom and should be treated like it in court.
Unfortunately in the courts the dog will be treated no different than any of the other property these scumbags stole, even though it should be treated similar to a child abduction.
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